Senior Practitioner – Transitions; 0-25 Disability Service - Fixed Term until December 2022

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/08/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
£40,578 to £44,624 per annum
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
31 Aug
Further Information

The 14-25 Transitions Team is offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to join on us on a full time, fixed term/secondment basis for a period of 6 months.

The position is to cover Maternity leave until December 2022 and the successful candidate will be based at Sandmartin House in Peterborough,although some flexible working / working from home will continue to be an option.

The 14-25 Transitions Team sits within the 0-25 Disability Service and provides all statutory social work services to children, young people and their families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities up to the age of 25.

The 0-25 service is made up of two teams which work closely together, the 0-18 team and 14 to 25 transitions team. The 0-25 Teams in Peterborough are busy, lively and interesting and would ideally suit a Practitioner who is proactive and adaptable, and who has a passion for ensuring that children and young people with complex needs in our area receive a positive experience when having their needs met.

The Team manages cases through children's and adults safeguarding, Children in need, Court Proceedings and Children Looked After and completes MCA and DOLS Court of Protection work. The service works across all Children's and Adult legislation including the Children Act, the Mental capacity Act, the Care Act and Children and Families Act. The work is complex and interesting. It is varied on a day to day basis and allows for a high level of multi-agency working, creativity and autonomy.

The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of ;

• Capacity Assessments, Adult Safeguarding, Children’s Safeguarding, Best Interest, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, including completion of COPDOLs applications.

• Supporting people who are undergoing Transitions from children to adults

• Experience of undertaking C & F Assessments, The Children’s Act 1989 and The Care Act 2014

• CIN/CP Planning and Review

• Leaving Care support

• Establishing appropriate care packages which are reviewed in line with their needs and development

• 0 -25 Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND Agenda)

• Community Support and assisting families to access activities and services

• Advice and advocating

The successful candidate will need to be able to travel independently between locations including out of county areas on occasions.

In return we can offer:
• A competitive salary*
• Agile working
• Bespoke training and career progression opportunities
• Working as part of a supportive and compassionate team with a great sense of community. *Salary grade subject to experience

We would welcome applicants from a varied background in either adult and/or children's social care. All social work backgrounds and skills are relevant and transferable, to the service, for those with an interest in developing new skills and knowledge around disability and complex needs. Please contact Service Manager, Philippa Avey-Walters at for more information.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, apply today.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.