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Senior Practitioner, Disabled Children's Service

Employer: Birmingham City Council

  • Reference: DP/16/25112
  • Published on: Mon 02/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £33,106 - £40,619 (Plus a relocation package of up to £8,000, terms & conditions will apply)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham

YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THE ASYE PROGRAMME TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE.

THE ROLE

As a Senior Practitioner in our Disabled Children’s Service, we’ll look to you to take a leading role in improving the quality of professional social work across the breadth of the casework cycle, complying with legislative requirements at all times and in accordance with best practice.

Our Disabled Children Service is focused on excellence in supporting families; where the disabled child is the intended recipient of social care support or the family’s needs arise due to the child’s disability. We assess needs and identify resources as well as promoting and safeguarding Children in Need, Children on Protection Plans and Children in Care.

As well as managing your own complex caseload, we’ll expect you to provide technical and professional expertise to less experienced social workers, mentoring them and sharing your knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, guidance, research, policy and procedures. Another important part of the role will involve actively promoting a ‘joined-up’ approach to effective partnership working, both with service users as well as other teams, agencies and organisations.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

With an approved social work qualification, you’ll have Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) registration, together with extensive experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, as well as statutory and voluntary agencies. You’ll require a thorough working knowledge of professional social work practices and all relevant legislation, and be able to demonstrate the ability to intervene effectively within situations of increasing complexity and challenge.

Some experience of supervising students and/or colleagues is also required, along with an ongoing commitment to professional learning and development and an adherence to Birmingham City Council’s values.

If you have 3 years or more post qualifying experience & are joining us from another authority; you will receive a recruitment incentive payment of £3,000 (subject to tax and national insurance deductions).

If you stay with one of our frontline teams for two years and remain with us; on your third year, you will receive a retention payment of £2,400, paid quarterly in your pay package.

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