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Senior Practitioner - Children in Care Team

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC010AS
  • Published: Fri 19/06/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/07/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,533 - £44,218 per annum + benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL , Kent

This is an exciting time to join our Children’s Social Care Service and be part of our improvement journey.  We have realigned our services and increased staffing capacity to ensure our staff feel supported to achieve the best outcomes for our children, young people and families.

We have also invested in our learning and development offer, relaunched a new career progression framework and are in the process of embedding Signs of Safety as our relationship based practice model.

As a senior practitioner in our Children in Care Team you will have the opportunity to contribute to the learning and development of others either through supporting a newly qualified social worker, supervising a family support worker, acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement, or contributing to training activities in a specialist area.

You will manage a range of complex cases and be able to demonstrate expert and effective practice that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths based practice, assessing and managing higher levels of risk and working collaboratively with children, young people and their families and carers.

As a registered social worker with 3 years’ post qualifying experience, you will be expected to have knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to working with children and young people and be experienced in child protection and court work. 

In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Market Premia Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in equal monthly instalments)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid annually in April each year)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For an informal discussion please contact Nicoleta Stangu, Group Manager on 01634 334104 or email cscrecruitment@medway.gov.uk

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and successful candidates invited to interview.

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.

Downloads

  • Medway Information pack
  • Job Profile and Person Specification

How to Apply

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC010AS
  • Published: Fri 19/06/2020, 17:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/07/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,533 - £44,218 per annum + benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Broadside, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL , Kent

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