Safeguarding Senior Practitioner - East Staffs
37 Hours per week – Permanent
Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children's Social Care services known as Families First. We have 18 Safeguarding Teams and currently have full time Senior Practitioner vacancies in Tamworth and Uttoxeter, please identify within your application which location(s) you are applying for.
Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children's Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.
Here in Staffordshire we are committed to work with partners and families to enable vulnerable children and young people to be safe and secure, to promote physical and emotional well-being and to help them achieve their full potential within their communities.
In order to do this, staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.
You will find Staffordshire’s Families First has a wealth of experience and knowledge within the workforce, which has remained relatively stable in comparison to other Local Authorities. This means that Staffordshire’s Families First can provide a consistent and good standard of line management support for all levels. Our recent staff engagement survey reported that three quarters of staff reported that they had had personal development time with their line managers and that they felt that they were well supported to do their job.
We are looking for staff therefore who want to commit to Staffordshire’s Families First on its journey through to outstanding services for children and their families. As Staffordshire is such a large local authority there are numerous opportunities to learn and experience working across a variety of geographical and demographical service areas.
Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.
For an information discussion regarding this position please contact Hayley Edwards (Tamworth) 01827 475555 or Tracy Ryan (Uttoxeter) 01283 239666.
To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
Staffordshire County Council have made changes to the existing online application site. Any existing log on credentials (username and password) expired on 1st September 2017, and applicants will now need to create a new account to proceed with an application
Closing Date: Sunday 1 September 2019
Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.