Senior Practitioner Children in Care Team
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Sand Martin House
£42,503 to £46,549
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Children in Care team for a Senior Practitioner. The position would suit an existing Senior Practitioner looking to broaden their knowledge in a new team or a Social Worker who is ready for the next step in their career.
The post offers, the chance to contribute to high quality service delivery, further develop strong partnership and cross service working and in collaboration with the social workers innovate and build on the good practice that is already in place.
In addition we can offer you:
· A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
· A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply)
· Excellent pension scheme
· Agile working
· Superb career progression opportunities
· A wide range of training and CPD
· Flexible Working Arrangements inc 9 day working fortnight
· Generous Annual Leave
*salary grade subject to experience
Working within children in care teams you will develop relationships with children, who are looked after, focusing on their progress and ensuring the have the support they require.
As a Senior Practitioner, you would be taking a lead on practice workshops, being practice educator for newly qualified social workers and we would invite you to support student social workers to take up placements within our teams. Should you not currently be a qualified practice educator, we will support you to obtain this as part of your CPD.
We have stable and supportive management team who are aspirational for children in care. The team are compassionate with a great sense of community.
An Ofsted focused visit in Summer 2021 found;
· ‘The local authority’s, quality of placement matching, is an area of strength'.
· ‘Senior leaders and social workers understand children's experiences' and consider 'their views, needs, wishes and feelings'. In addition, social workers apply 'thoughtful and thorough placement planning and help carers understand children's needs'.
· Senior leaders have a 'clear understanding and knowledge of practices, experiences, and children's progress in care'.
· Social workers have manageable caseloads and are equipped with the tools needed, including suitable technology.
The successful candidate will have:
· A degree in social care with significant demonstrable post qualification experience and current SWE registration
· A good understanding of the legislative and regulatory regime of multi-agency statutory children’s services.
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Proven ability in care planning including where there is complexity.
· Experience of supporting team members with their development and performance.
· High motivation, energy and personal drive, resilient and demonstrating good emotional
intelligence and self-awareness
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Marie Hennessey-Quentin, Team Manager, 07552898644
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.