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Senior Practitioner

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Are you on the stepping stone to management or looking to enhance your specialist knowledge in your next Senior Practitioner role? Our size means it is possible to shape your entire social work career in the Trust. You will have the opportunity to experience every aspect of social work within any of our front door services – Safeguarding, ASTI (Assessment and Short Term Intervention) or Children in Care ; therefore allowing you to progress in your social work practice; as well as the opportunity to forge out a managerial career. As one of our Senior Practitioners, you’ll find everything designed to assist you in achieving the most positive outcomes. Because we’re focused on children and young people’s safeguarding and wellbeing and nothing else, you’ll be free to do the same. You’ll play a lead role on our relationship-based, trauma informed practice model, managing a complex caseload, providing technical and professional expertise, as well as mentoring and professional support to the rest of the less experienced social work team members and students. We’ll also look to you to lead multi-agency forward thinking approach, encouraging robust consistent partnerships with other service teams and outside agencies, plus the police, health, schools and voluntary organisations. One of our Senior Practitioners in Children in Care, who joined us in 2018 says; ‘I have always been made to feel inclusive on all levels, the Team Managers are incredibly supportive. The management team respect and take on board the knowledge and opinions of their social workers, when making important decisions about children and their care plans. Anyone considering a move should seriously consider the Trust, it is a decision you will not regret” About you…. This is a key role in our organisation, so naturally we’re looking for extensive experience of working with vulnerable children, families, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies preferably within Safeguarding, ASTI or Children in Care. You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England. Your qualifications will be complemented by your exceptional skillset – including communication, sound judgement, analytical thinking, teamwork and inclusivity in your approach. About Us…..why we are different as a Trust…. We know and understand that being a social worker is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer. Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including competitive rewards and pension, a generous annual leave package with 29 days leave plus bank holidays; ‘Golden hello’, Retention payment from day 1 of joining for first two years of service and our recently launched Salary Sacrifice Car Leasing Scheme; to name a few. To find out more click HERE If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. Please call us at any time, if you need more information about the role or about working for us; email our Recruitment Advisor – [email protected] Interviews will take place virtually week commencing 9th August 2021

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