Advanced Social Work Practitioner-Family Centre

Selbourne Road, Dudley, DY2 8LJ
£38,429 to £41,263 per annum
19 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
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“Dudley Early Help: Building resilience, not reliance”

Are you looking for your next challenge?

Do you want to be part of a team that is striving to offer outstanding services for Children and families?

Have you got the skills and experience to make change happen?

……. If the answer is yes then we would like you to be part of #Teamdudley

Hours: 37 hours

Salary: Grade 11 (£38,813-£41,675)

Location: Dudley Borough

We are looking to recruit a motivated and experienced Advanced Social Work Practitioner to support, guide and supervise a team of Early Help Social Workers. This role provides a valuable and highly regarded resource to the five family centres we currently have in Dudley.

Some of the key areas of focus for this position are:

  • Being available for consultations, escalations and challenges
  • Offering advice, guidance and knowledge to staff on areas such as practice and resources
  • Covering the Early Help Desk based in our MASH
  • Monthly staff supervisions and yearly performance reviews
  • Planning and chairing team meetings
  • Advising Senior Practitioners and Family Centre Managers

We are looking for professionals who have a history of working within family support, youth or social care services to promote better outcomes for adolescents and families and reduce the risk of admission/readmission into care.

As an Advanced Social Worker within Early Help you can expect:

  • A comprehensive learning and development package
  • High quality professional supervision
  • Supportive and collaborative team working
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • A significantly streamlined IT system allowing more time away from admin and more time to work with children and their families.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact Rob Woodcock on 01384 814077 or

N.B We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.


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