Senior Practitioner Leaving Care Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
21/11/2020
Advert End Date:
04/01/2021 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Fletton Quays, Peterborough
Salary:
£39,880 to £43,857
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
104015
Closing date:
4 Jan
Further Information

Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.
Join our children’s social care teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for yourself.

“Peterborough values me… it’s a compassionate organisation that genuinely values its workers”

“I feel safe in my practice, I feel safe to say I think I might have got this wrong”

“We can be really effective in the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for children – that makes it worth getting up in the morning”.

These are just some of the responses we had from our social workers when we asked them why they love working here. Does this sound like an environment where you could make a real difference?
Having achieved ‘Good’ in our 2018 Ofsted inspection we have firmly set our sights on ‘Outstanding’, and are looking for a skilled and experienced Senior Practitioner to join us

We are highly aspirational in our support for all our care leavers, whether it be supporting them with further education, securing suitable accommodation or supporting current placement, or just offering them guidance to help them progress

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent skills in direct work with children and young people
• A commitment to robust and timely permanence planning
• A proven ability of promoting good health and educational achievement
• Excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive relationships as the key foundations to a successful future
• A degree in social care
• Current SWE registration

In return we can offer you:
• A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
• A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
• Excellent pension scheme
• 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

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today

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, we want to speak to you now!

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.

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