Specialist Practitioner - Emergency Duty Team

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£18,945 - £20,438 + Allowances
19 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
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This is a permanent part time position, working 18.5 hours per week on a rota basis.

It is an exciting time for Stoke-on- Trent’s Children’s Services where innovation and creative practice is being celebrated and encouraged. S-o-T’s Children’s Services want to provide the best service to our partner agencies, as well as to children and families, through a high functioning front door.  The brand new ‘Front Door’ of our service – the Children’s Advice & Duty service (ChAD) is going live in February 2021 with our new method of responding to concerns through conversations. This new way of receiving contacts and referrals we hope will provide opportunities for professionals to have meaningful discussion with our staff that result in interventions at the right time by the right service. This evidence based approach will lead to fewer referrals and in turn fewer children requiring unnecessary assessments that do not lead to the provision of support services.   Stoke on Trent Emergency Duty Team, is a vital part of this service and operates at weekends and out of hours when people can sometimes be at their most vulnerable.

We need an experienced and resilient Social Worker to join the team, who can both work collaboratively with other services and take personal responsibility for their work and operate on their own initiative.  We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest in relationship-based practice and a strengths-based approach to building effective relationships with children, families, communities and partner agencies. These ways of working are being embedded through our Restorative Practice Approach that is being rolled out across Children’s Services.

With a background in either safeguarding children and young people or vulnerable adults, ideally approved mental health professional but not essential. We require an highly experienced practitioner who actively relishes taking on new challenges and broadening your skills. Experienced social workers have access to a comprehensive programme of professional development and with a strong and stable management team, you will benefit from peer support and good supervision to enable you to develop your skills in a post with a wide ranging remit.

For an informal discussion please contact Kelly Matthews at Kelly.matthews@stoke.gov.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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