Lead Practitioner

Nuneaton, Warwickshire
£41,591 - £43,570
26 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
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About Us and The Role


Nuneaton Children's Team are looking for enthusiastic and motivated social workers to join our team. We are a case management/long-term team where social workers have caseloads of Child In Need, Child Protection, Children in Care, care proceedings and adoption.

  • To support Children's Social Work Practice, to ensure delivery of high-quality assessments and support to children and their families.
  • To assist Team Leader in the safe, efficient, and effective delivery of services to Children and Families in accordance with Warwickshire Children and Families’ Policies and Procedures.
  • To supervise the practice and decision-making of child and family staff, and to develop the skills of individuals and teams within children and families.
  • To be responsible for mentoring, supervision and support to social workers and family support staff.


You will be joining a busy and fast paced team but one with a very supportive and cohesive team culture where the ethos is on child focused work aimed at improving outcomes and enhancing life experiences for children and young people. We adopt a positive, can do and problem solving approach to our work based on the restorative practice model; we set ourselves high standards and are always keen to improve upon our best.

We have a strong, motivated and supportive management group who work hard and to high standards; We have a clear career pathway and a commitment to on-going learning and training and to supporting all staff to develop and to be the best that they can be.


For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 


Additional Information


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


For further information about the role please contact Katie Ashburn katieashburn@warwickshire.gov.uk  


Closing Date: 15th August 2022



To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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