Childrens Advanced Practitioner Gloucestershire

Posted 13 March 2024
Salary £45441 - £48474 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameMikeala Osborn

Job description

Our client, Gloucestershire County Council is looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join their team.


NOTE: Applications from Skilled Workers already living and working in the UK will be considered, with the following additional criteria:
* currently registered with SWE
* looking to move Certificate of Sponsorship and relocate to Gloucestershire

We are currently looking for permanent Advanced Practitioners to join our assessment and safeguarding teams. This is an exciting opportunity for Senior Social Workers looking for the next step up in their career or Advanced Practitioners looking to join a nurturing and supportive council.

Gloucestershire County Council covers six localities: Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, and Cotswolds.

About us
For all your hard work. You will receive the following.
* Between £45,441 - £48,474 per annum subject to experience*
* Annual retention payment of £2,000
* Welcome payment of £4,000
* Hybrid working opportunities (2-3 days in the office)
* 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
*Please note that we pay up to £48,474 per annum, depending on experience and we pay an initial welcome payment of £4,000.

Right child, right support, right time, every time

Gloucestershire's vision is "to work together 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.

We are a local authority adopting, and training all colleagues in, systemic social work practice. If you would like to join an authority that takes a relational approach to working with families and focuses on what needs to change in the system around a child and family to enable children to thrive, then consider a role with GCC.

About you

As an Advanced Practitioner, you will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will provide 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. 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:
* Social Work England registration
* Experience at Senior Social worker level
* A recognised qualification in Social Work
* To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
* A full driving licence and willingness to drive
* Enhanced DBS clearance