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Advanced Practitioner Social Work

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£35,727 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF 

Reference:CYP0866 

Closing date:01 September 2019 at midnight 


Must be a qualified Social Worker with active HCPC registration.
    
JOB PURPOSE:
• The Advanced Practitioner will be responsible (with others) to develop and deliver a coherent model of support and challenge in relation to social work practice development. Working as part of a small team, the post holder will work alongside social care practitioners to support the delivery of consistently high-quality practice
• Through training, coaching and modelling and some co-work the post holder will help further embed the departmental practice framework underpinned by the signs of safety methodology to support the delivery of excellent social work practice
• The post holder will use a range of approaches and evidence to inform managers how they can best support the learning and development of their staff teams
• Working with others the post holder will disseminate national and local learning (including from national reviews, serious case reviews, appreciative inquires) across the workforce.
    
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Social Work qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Registration with Health and Social Care professional council
• Evidence of practice development
• Proven experience in children's social work with sustainable breadth of practice and depth of experience across a range of area's in children's social work including child protection complex care or risk management
• Evidence of coaching / mentoring social workers to develop their practice competence and confidence
• Experience of training others
• Extensive knowledge and experience of legal and social work responses to safeguarding children and managing risk and securing permanency
• Detailed and up to date knowledge of the main issues and influences affecting children's services and social work practice currently
• A clear understanding and knowledge of the legislative and policy frameworks for children's social care
• Ability to build strong and productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues to create trust and build a culture of support and challenge
• To have strong practice skills in the signs of safety methodology with the ability to engage effectively with children and families
• To have a good responsive and flexible approach - Solution focused skills
• To have good presentation skills with the ability to adapt materials for the audience
• Ability to lead network family meetings effectively and confidently
• To have an understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive practice and the ability to apply this in all situations
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate in accordance with the provisions of Equality Act 2010
  
Please see the full Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
         
For informal enquires please contact Gill Graham on Tel: 0116 305 7173 Email: gill.graham@leics.gov.uk  
                            
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
     
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk 


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