Senior Practitioner - Looked After Children

Hereford, County of Herefordshire
£32,233 - £36,153
18 May 2018
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Senior Practitioner
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Hours: 37 hours
Plus Market forces supplement of £5000
Closing: 11/06/2018

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the Council, our partners and for all of us who work in Children’s Wellbeing.

How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this.

Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the Council as a whole.

Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.

Herefordshire Council are looking for a skilled and experienced social worker to join us as a Senior Practitioner. We have previously reviewed our senior roles in teams which has led to this role being refocused to ensure it is a role that is supportive of both the team and the post holder.

The Senior Practitioner role is based within our Looked after Children’s Team, which is a small, stable and supportive team that supports children and young people who are Looked after from the age of birth to 16 years. We are looking for an experienced Social Worker who is up for the challenge to take on this senior role in providing support to other Social Workers in the team through mentoring, joint working, reflective case discussions and promoting a strong learning culture. This will be undertaken alongside holding a smaller complex caseload which will include Court work.

Herefordshire Council is based in one of the most rural counties in England with beautiful un-spoilt countryside, distinctive heritage and many attractive and lively market towns providing the ideal place to work and live.

Competitive relocation payment of up to £5,000.

To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit

Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGPS pension scheme

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must apply online for this vacancy, We do not accept emailed CV’S. Your application should include a CV and an accompanying statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 showing how your experience meets the person specification.

Please specify whether you have a disability.

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