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Practice Lead - Children In Care

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/20/130725
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 12:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/08/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,813- £41,675 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

We are interested in hearing from current frontline managers or experienced Social Workers who wish to progress into management and would like to join our Children in Care and Care Leavers Team here at Halton as a Practice Lead. We have an exciting new role involving leading and supervising the Personal Advisors within the team. 

The team is responsible for ensuring that all children in care and care leavers are supported to achieve positive outcomes and support them in planning to build their lives as young adults and live independently. The team is also responsible for finding permanent families for those children who cannot live within their birth family.

Within this Practice Lead role, you will be responsible for supervising and supporting Personal Advisors within the team who work with young people aged 16 – 25 years old. This will include chairing meetings, providing supervision and support to the Personal Advisors and quality assuring Assessments and Reports. The role will also include working closely with partner agencies including Housing, Education, Health and Police to enable our young people to engage and live successfully in their community.

 For the successful candidate we offer a comprehensive management training package with the opportunity for progression and continued professional development. We have strong links to our local universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.

To apply for this post you must be an experienced Social Worker or Social Work Manager, along with knowledge and understanding of working with children in care and care leavers and our key partners as a corporate parent. In addition, this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and registration with Social Work England.

Here at Halton, we are committed to supporting Practice Leads to achieve their aspirations and you will have opportunities for further promotion and training as the Council is keen to develop future leaders.

In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday, a flexible working week and free parking.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Riley, Principal Manager on 0151 511 8618

Interviews will be held in August/September 2020 at a date TBD

Please note interviews will be held in accordance with current Government social distancing measures and carried out via Skype video conferencing.

 

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  • Person Specification
  • Job Description

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.

 

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/20/130725
  • Published: Mon 27/07/2020, 12:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/08/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,813- £41,675 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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