Advanced Social Worker
Employer:Salford City Council
Published:Fri 03/08/2012 00:01 AM
Closing date:Fri 17/08/2012 23:59 PM
Working pattern:Full Time, Permanent position
Hours:36 hours per week
Salary:£34,549 - £39,855 per annum
Advanced Social Worker, Children’s Services
Grade P, Scp 41 – 47, £34,549 – £39,855 per annum
36 hours per week
Permanent A unique and exciting opportunity for someone who has attained the knowledge, skills and experience to move into management but wants to remain involved in front line practice whilst utilising the skills and competencies developed in assisting others to work to high standards.
As a key recommendation of the Munro review the advanced practitioner role is aimed at providing support to front line social work staffing areas of child protection, care proceedings and child in need for vulnerable children and young people, managing what is often stressful, demanding and high risk child protection work.
Your role will involve the indirect and professional supervision of social work practitioners whilst supporting the management of the most challenging and complex case work and addressing performance issues in conjunction with the practice manager.
You’ll promote your leading expertise to partner agencies and be an inspirational member of the team. As a role model and mentor for the lesser experienced team members you’ll help to drive forward change and achieve excellence in social work practice at Salford.
To be an Advanced Social Work Practitioner at Salford you’ll be at the top of your game as a professional leader in your field. You’ll be able to draw on a range of empirical, theoretical and professional sources of knowledge and take the lead on social work policy and practice innovations. As an expert in your field with extensive front line child protection and court work experience you’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise and be inspirational in your pragmatic approach managing diverse and complex cases.
To be successful you will need to be confident and competent in your ability to challenge and address key performance issues, be solution focussed and able to work under pressure to achieve positive change for vulnerable families without delay across Children’s Social Care. Your ability to mentor and coach inexperienced staff through court and complex case work will be vital to your success. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced CRB check as well as other employment clearances.