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|Hours per week||37|
|Salary||Annual salary from £42,041 to £44,030|
We’re seeking an Advanced Practitioner to join the team of Social Work Professionals, within Support and Safeguarding in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
The Wellingborough site is incredibly friendly, multi-cultural, and supportive with a very stable management team. The team look after the support and safeguarding function for a relatively small geographical patch around the Wellingborough area. The offices are small yet perfectly formed, with free parking and the flexibility to regularly work from home. We also offer superb mentoring and development opportunities and our team uses the Signs of Safety embedded model and has Practice Champions within it.
Wellingborough is one of the smallest towns in the county and also one of the oldest in Northamptonshire. It’s is surrounded by green spaces such as Stanwick Lakes for those who enjoy getting out into the countryside, has house prices well below the national average and is a great place for young families to settle.
You will be a qualified social work professional and have the commitment and passion to be at the forefront of delivering best practice and support to children and families. You will be able to manage a complex and diverse caseload to the required standards.
The Advanced Practitioner will be confident in their analysis and decision making to deliver purposeful and effective social care. You will be skilled in supervision, performance management and improvement techniques to ensure high quality of practice.
You will have a strong desire to develop social work expertise to support the Children’s Trust with its improvement journey.
The role is responsible for providing practical and social work support for children, young people and families. The role will include undertaking assessments, visiting children and their families, carrying out interventions, reviewing the work undertaken, direct work with children, young people and families and any other work identified as necessary.
All of this must be based on best evidence and good practice, privileging the best interests of children and young people.
An Advanced Practitioner will hold a small complex case load that will include high risk, high need, looked after children, a range of high profile court work and will undertake specialist assessments and interventions as required. For example, integrated risk assessment, Parent and Assessment Models (PAMS), Assess, Intervene, Move On Assessments (AIMS). This list is not exhaustive.
There also will be the opportunity to work on particular cases around contextual safeguarding, gang-related, child criminal exploitation and piloting different models of that.
The Advanced Practitioner is a critical role within the team as they offer mentoring, coaching, support and practice expertise to other less experienced team members. The role has acknowledged depth of expertise, including the assessment and appropriate management of risk.
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