Staffordshire County Council

Senior Practitioner

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £37,890- £41,881 per annum
23 Nov 2020
14 Jan 2021
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Senior Practitioner, First Response Service

Salary:  £37,890- £41,881 per annum

 37 Hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, Social Worker Senior Practitioner within the First Response Team.

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Senior Practitioner to support the Team manager and fellow Senior Practitioners to lead our First Response Team which is situated within the MASH, where we work on a multi –agency basis providing a professional and quality telephone and web based referral and signposting service.

Our service is focused and responsive to the needs of the County’s vulnerable children and their families and  will require you to have knowledge of Early Intervention within Targeted Services (Early Help), Safeguarding, Looked after Children including Fostering Services; Children with Additional needs (Disability Services) and a sound knowledge of the thresholds for these services.

Good ICT skills & knowledge of Care Director and other children’s information systems are essential, as would be an understanding of the referral service as operated by the First Response Team.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly as required to manage the service effectively.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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. If successful, you will also be required to complete a further vetting process to allow for working in a police building.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website. Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs  board NOT via Staffordshire County Council's online application site.  

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Closing Date: 14/01/2021

Interview Date:29/01/2021

For an informal discussion about the position please call Team Manager Marion Martin on 01785 854128

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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