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Senior Practitioner - Adolescent

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC769RJ
  • Published: Tue 21/06/2022, 10:52 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,568 - £45,375 plus market premia
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Adolescent Team as a Senior Practitioner.  You will be providing statutory assessments and interventions in relation to vulnerable young people between the age of 11 -17. 

You will manage a range of complex cases,  working closely with key internal and external partners including, Youth, Early Help, Housing, Police, Health and Education to effectively respond to the needs of the child.

You must 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 experience of working in a similar team.  You will also have experience of providing expert advice and support to less experienced staff on aspects of casework and where appropriate act as a Practice Assessor for students on placement.

If you are passionate and committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people then we would like to hear from you.

We are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including - 

  • Market Premia Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in 12 equal monthly instalments)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid annually in April each year after completing 1 years' service)
  • 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 Kelly Cogger, Head of Service for First Response on 01634 335618 or Sarah Featherstone, Group Manager on 01634 334173.

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

Our organisation: 
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee  you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

All applications will be reviewed once the post has closed.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.

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.

 

Important Information

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that 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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

 

 

Downloads

  • Medway Information Pack 2022
  • Job profile
  • Welcome pack

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS 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: CSC769RJ
  • Published: Tue 21/06/2022, 10:52 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,568 - £45,375 plus market premia
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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