Advanced Practitioner - Family Support & Protection Team.

  • Job Reference: 1326353511-2
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Hays
  • Location: Southend-on-sea, Essex
  • Salary: £43,421 to £49,498
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Advanced Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, Child Protection, Family Support, Southend, Permanent

Your new company
Children Services
Our vision is A Southend Where All Children Achieve Success. By joining Southend City Council as an Advanced Practitioner, you will be key in making our vision a reality for all children. You will be joining a service where we demonstrate with pride that:

  • All paths lead back to the child.
  • We spend time getting to know each child and their story.
  • We do what we say we're going to do.
  • We work with the whole family.
  • No matter what, we aim to make things better.

  • You will provide support to work to the highest standard using our model of practice, Restorative Practice, to deliver the vision. You will access a professional social work development offer that has been designed by social workers, whatever stage you are at in your career. You will be given regular restorative supervision and separate supervision focussing on development and evidencing your SWE registration. We want everyone to take the lead in an area of interest for your team, and you will explore this with your line manager.
    We have posts in a number of teams, so please contact our recruitment partner, Hays, to discuss the teams we are currently recruiting too.
    Your new role
    Southend-on-Sea City Council are looking to appoint a full-time, permanent Advanced Practitioner to join their Family Support & Protection Team.
    Within this position, hybrid working opportunities are available. However, a flexible approach is needed as you will be required to be on site and to travel around the city.
    This position attracts the added incentive of a one-off payment of £7,500, after you have been employed in this post for 3 years and 1 day!
    The successful candidate will provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people, some of which will be complex and sensitive cases; all will require the highest of professional standards and in depth knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and practice methods.
    You will undertake responsibility for some areas of work in the day to day running of the team, including supervision of identified team members. You will provide consultation on casework and contribute to the development of colleagues within the team and, where appropriate, the wider service by virtue of being an experienced and reliable practitioner.
    If you are a person who is passionate and highly motivated about developing services within a health and social care perspective, we would want to hear from you.
    In return, we will offer professional supervision; appraisal and regular training.
    What you'll need to succeed
    To be successful in this position you must be able to work in the UK, have a recognised Social Work qualification, be registered with the Social Work England and have completed your ASYE.
    You must have evidence of continuing professional development including management skills training, knowledge of child protection, children looked after and associated children in need of social work practice issues.
    A broad and consistent range of experience of working with cases of child abuse, looked after children, children in need and court work.
    What you'll get in return
    Pension :
    Southend-on-Sea City Council provide membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for employees aged under 75. The LGPS is a generous scheme and provides you with a future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.
    Leave Entitlements:
    We offer our employees a generous leave entitlement from 25 days up to 32 days based on length of service (Continuous service). Southend-on-Sea City Council also offer a range of flexible working and family-friendly leave.

    We also offer paid time off to allow employees to undertake volunteering activities

    Here at Southend-on-Sea City Council we also offer our employees free access to a benefit portal that provides access to wellbeing support and a range of salary sacrifice schemes to help spread the cost of items, including:
  • Bicycles, cars, electronics and gym membership.
  • The portal also provides access to a range of discounts on products and services including retail, food shopping, travel, dining out and leisure activities.
  • Nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, making us a sought-after place to work. If you are passionate, dedicated to making a change and ready for a challenge - you could be the candidate we are looking for.
    What you need to do now

    I f you a re interested in this role, please click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
    To request a copy of the Job Description/Person Specification for this role, please contact Nathalie via email

    Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above, so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.