Advanced Practitioner - Child & Family Social Worker
Do you have at least three years’ experience as a childcare social worker?
Are you looking for a new challenge, whilst also remaining a practising social worker?
We are looking for one Permanent Advanced Practitioner (Child and Family Social Worker) and one Permanent Advanced Practitioner (Child and Family Social Worker) to cover maternity leave. The post is based in Mansfield District Child Protection Team, focusing on complex work including pre-proceedings and care proceedings. There are 4 district child protection teams in Mansfield, and there are a mix of experienced social workers, newly qualified social workers and social work assistants/social work apprentice in the teams.
You will be the allocated social worker for a limited number of children with complex family circumstances and under the direction of the Team Manager will co-work and provide support to Social Workers to increase their knowledge and skills in high quality assessment, analysis and risk management.
Advanced practitioners will have line manager responsibilities for a limited number of non-social work qualified staff and social work apprentices in the team and will support with reflective and group supervision for other social workers. You will need to have had previous experience of mentoring or supervising others.
Joint development and training opportunities for all Advanced Practitioners (District and Children's Disability Team, Court Team and Social Work Practice Consultants) will be developed to ensure consistency of knowledge and links between the teams, including joint meetings and Advanced Practitioner service days.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.
Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.