Senior Practitioner

Madeley Specialist Safeguarding Unit, The Civic Offices, Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2AG
£35,444 - £39,177 per annum
20 Apr 2017
07 May 2017
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
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Staffordshire is working in a more localised and co-ordinated way to ensure families receive the right help at the right time. Families First is a new way of working that brings together the full range of front-line services that deliver to children, young people or their families. Our children’s social work teams are a vital part of the new Families First Service, which, by investing in early intervention, frees the time of qualified social work professionals to support the most vulnerable families in the county.

We have 18 Safeguarding Units in Staffordshire and they provide specialist services for children and young people with acute needs including in situations where there are child protection concerns.

£35,444 - £39,177 per annum

You will have case management responsibility for the more complex cases and will co-work cases with less experienced staff. You will offer advise, support and consultation to team members and represent the team at appropriate meetings for these posts. You will need a Social Work Qualification, to have completed or be in the process of completing the PQ Specialist Award and have a least two years post qualification experience in children’s services.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire. We have an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

You will receive:

• An excellent benefits package including a childcare voucher scheme
• A highly regarded structure of support for all staff, including regular supervision
• Exceptional opportunities for learning and development throughout your career
• Specialist support groups

For an informal disccussion or more information please contact Richard Keane, Team Manager on tel. 01782 296290

To find out more and to make an application please visit

Closing Date: Friday 5th May 2017 at midnight

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Madeley Specialist Safeguarding Team, The Civic Offices

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service( formerly CRB) which will required you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form

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