Social Worker - Advanced Practitioner

Location
Portland House - The House Project 6 Orchard Street Nuneaton Warwickshire CV11 4BS
Salary
£35,229 - £37,107
Posted
07 Feb 2019
Closes
24 Feb 2019
Job Ref
WARW000004620
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

The Asylum and Leaving Care team are looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join us. We are a stable and welcoming team based over two sites covering the whole of Warwickshire. We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner social worker who strives towards consistently good practice, with a genuine commitment to getting the best outcomes for our care leavers, through the provision of support as set out in our Local Offer to care leavers and by keeping our young people at the centre of all that we do. We welcome creative, solution focused colleagues with a real drive to supporting our ongoing development as a service. 

The Role

Joining our established team you'll be providing a social work service to a highly professional standard. Managing a caseload and travelling throughout the county, you’ll be working with care leavers who qualify for a service from the Leaving Care team. You will be working closely with care leavers and producing their Pathway Plan alongside the young person. In addition, you’ll be facilitating Pathway Plan reviews for our former relevant care leavers and also supervise a small number of Personal Advisors and facilitate their group supervision sessions. The Advanced Practitioner role gives you an excellent opportunity to build close, effective relationships with care leavers, promote Warwickshire's Local Offer to care leavers and contribute towards the continued development of the Leaving Care service. 

Key Requirements

To be successful in this role it’s important you have a professional Social Work qualification, are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and have a good understanding of Leaving Care legislation. It’s also important you have strong analytical and communication skills both written and verbal and can work on your own initiative as well as having a track record of building strong relationships with care leavers, colleagues and other agencies. With the ability to work to and meet statutory deadlines, at times under pressure, whilst at all times maintaining composure and your professional stance, you will be used to supporting care leavers through to independence and beyond. With strong influencing, persuading and resilience skills you’ll also have child care experience and good IT skills. 

This organisation is 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 please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the Team Manager: Peter Berridge on 02476 754380.

Closing Date: 22nd February 2019

Interview Date: 5th March 2019

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

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 recruitment@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 and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description & Person Specification

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