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Senior Social Work Practitioner

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

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


Closing date:18 August 2019 at midnight 

We currently have full and part-time Senior Social Work Practitioner roles available accross the localties.
Salary Range:
Grade 12 (£35,727 - £39,405 plus £2,250 market premium)
Salary dependent on experience and qualifications

We currently have Senior Social Work Practitioner posts both full and part-time available within the Children and Family Service as part of our locality teams across the service covering children in need and child protection work. We are looking for high calibre individuals to join us on our 'road to excellence'.  Including those wishing to work on a part-time basis
The Children in Care team also have an exciting opportunity for a part-time worker in the Senior Practitioner role. This position is to support AYSE's within their first year of practice. The successful candidate will be able to mentor ASYE's and will support them to develop to become competent social workers   
As a Senior Practitioner you will be expected to make safeguarding decisions on referrals and work with and be supported by the team manager to offer timely robust but proportionate responses to incoming work. Good communication and analysis will be crucial skills to support your decision making.
At Leicestershire County Council we are committed to making a difference for children and families. We want children to thrive and flourish and are prepared to go the extra mile to help them be the best that they can be. In every part of our business, we are relentlessly focused on positive outcomes and we have the drive and enthusiasm to achieve our ambition.
We are moving in the direction that we have been aiming for at Leicestershire and key to making our services for our children the very best, is the role of the Senior Practitioner. The Senior Practitioner will be responsible for the smooth organisation of mixed skills based 'Pods'. Leading on the delivery of social care practice, the Pods will be delivered through the use of Signs of Safety. Support from our Practice Excellence Team to take service delivery to the next level will enable us to achieve strong, safe futures for all our children and families.
The post holder will communicate and develop positive links with partners to ensure that we really are delivering the right service at the right time. Developing the role of Champions and ensuring strong, up to date research and resources are available, understood and applied to practice will enable colleagues to further develop professional curiosity, be ambitious and well informed about the things that make a difference for the best outcomes for children.
Informed by our frontline staff, we are reshaping our services to respond to what we have learnt and it is really exciting.
If you think you are now ready to take that step of managing a small caseload whilst developing and supporting staff to deliver excellence in a well-supported environment, we would love to hear from you.
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity.
Please see the Job Description/Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
To have an informal discussion about these posts you can contact Tina Morris at Tina.morris@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 4098

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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