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Advanced Practitioner

Date: 04-Nov-2021

Job Location: Cirencester

Employer: Gloucestershire County/Gloucester City Councils

  • Job Title:                            Advanced Practitioner (Children's Social Care)
  • Job Location:                    The Old School, Cirencester
  • Salary Minimum:               £40,876
  • Salary Maximum:              £43,857 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                  Permanent 
  • Job Requisition Number:  648 
  • This post is not open to job share

 

 

Location: Cotswold Safeguarding Team 1

 

Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

 

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

 

Team: We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join us on a permanent basis in our Cotswold Safeguarding Team 1

 

Reward & Support: A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • £3,000 Welcome Payment*
  • £2,000 Retention Payment*
  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package*
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Employee Benefits Programme
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.

 

*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.

 

We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support and encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential. Throughout your time at Gloucestershire, you can expect a high level of challenge and support from management.

 

Our Vision: Committed to building the best, our Children’s Services are on the lookout for a high calibre Advanced Practitioner, with a track record of excellence, commitment and delivery to the highest standards, securing the best outcomes for the children and young people with whom they work.

 

Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support available to staff and that caseloads are kept at a manageable level with a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, 4 Social workers and an ASYE making up each team’s full complement of staff.

You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do: Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please
click here.


Your Role: You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire. You will be a resilient, driven individual who can play your part in making our vision for children’s services a reality. Taking on a protected case load, you will work to create the best outcomes for children and young people with complex and challenging needs, risks and circumstances.

You will take a lead in promoting and supporting quality control and improvement activities within the team and across the service and support performance activities within the team. Your role will also include providing supervision and management oversight for the practice and development of Trainee Social Workers on placement and NQSW within the team.

 

As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work
  • Social Work England registration
  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive
  • DBS clearance

 

About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding social workers and social work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to our senior leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options. Our Children’s Services workforce receives the highest quality continuing professional development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.

 

For an informal chat about this role, please contact CSWRecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Advanced Practitioner (Children's Social Work) - Job Profile

 

Gloucestershire Children’s Social Work Recruitment Booklet

 

Under the terms of our Safer Recruitment Policy, if you are invited to interview, we will take up safeguarding references prior to your interview to understand your suitability to work with vulnerable children. These references will then be discussed in your interview.  Please give details of at least two referees, one of whom must be your present and/or last employer and the other from a previous employer(s).  These will need to cover the last three years of employment/education.  In the case of applicants leaving full time education or not having worked since doing so, the Head of School, College or University should be one of the named referees   We do not accept references from friends or family members or workplace colleagues (who are not more senior).  To ensure we process your application in a speedy and efficient way, we will contact your referees by DocuSign. Where appropriate, please inform them of your application.

 

This Position is subject to a DBS check.


Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.


It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.