Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Salary up to £43,107 per annum
08 Jan 2019
03 Feb 2019
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Family - Worcestershire

We are looking for experienced children's social workers to help improve the lives of children and young people in Worcestershire.

• Salary up to £43,107+ £2,000 one-off welcome payment*
• Relocation package worth up to £10,000*.
• Social Work Academy – you will be able to access professional and career progression development through our academy.
• Great flexible and mobile working options.

*Salary includes £4,000 market forces payment and £2,000 annual retention payment.  Welcome and annual retention payments, and relocation package are subject to eligibility criteria.

This is an exciting time to join Worcestershire County Council. With a service improvement plan in place that gives a clear commitment to ensuring that we have the right capacity, capability and corporate environment for our workforce. We are looking to set high standards for social work practice and to develop outcome focused high quality services to children and families. We will ensure that children and families in Worcestershire are effectively supported to reach their full potential. We will achieve this by strong partnerships that ensure safeguarding remains the highest priority for children and young people.  We listen to the voice of the child, young person and their families, understand their ‘lived experience’ and their needs and work together to agree how these needs will be met with the right help and support at the right time.

We currently have an opportunities in our Advanced Social Work Practitioner Team covering the North of the County, specific area of Redditch & Bromsgrove. The Advanced Social Work Practitioner Team has a dedicated manager who will work with you and the team to improve practice across our services. The role works across teams and localities to include our Assessment Teams, Safeguarding Teams, Through Care Service and Fostering and Kinship Service.

The Advanced Social Work Practitioners support Newly Qualified Social Workers across their ASYE year, co-working cases and offering reflective supervision and learning opportunities. Advanced Social Work Practitioners also support more experienced Social Workers with targeted pieces of work; deliver workshops alongside our Social Work Academy and support managers with investigating Complaints. This is a diverse role supporting our front-line workforce to develop and build practice.

To apply, you must be a qualified Social Worker, registered with HCPC, and have significant post qualification experience of working as a social worker. To be successful, you will need to demonstrate that you can manage a full and complex workload to a high standard.

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