Principal Social Work Practitioner

£38,890 - £40,876
08 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021
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Warwickshire Children and Families are recruiting 2 Principal Social Work Practitioners to join the Practice Improvement Service.

Principal Social Work Practitioners support Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) and Early Professional Development (EPD) staff to have the best start and support in their professional development across their first years of practice.


You will have experience of supporting and enabling the practice of others, and be confident in teaching through modelling, co-working, supporting reflection and direct teaching methods, which promote evidence-based practice.

The Role


Principal Social Work Practitioners have a varied workload and seek to improve the quality of practice across the service, contributing to the identification of areas for development through audit activities and other work which meets an evolving service need. Principal Social Work Practitioners are system leaders in restorative practice and trauma responsive practice. They work with teams to promote practice which is underpinned by restorative values, and to support the use of Warwickshire’s intervention tools.


Principal Social Work Practitioners have their practice recognised as exemplary and provide leadership and professional wisdom to their colleagues and other professionals for work in situations of high complexity. You will be registered with Social Work England and will have at least 4 years post qualifying experience.


You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we are working towards launching Warwickshire's Children and Families Academy in September 21. The PSWP team work closely with academy staff in the ASYE programme and in the wider development of practice through the academy.


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification



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 information about the role please contact: Kim Higgins


Closing Date: 18th April 2021

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.


Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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