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Practice Lead (Children in need)
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/19/117337
  • Published: Thu 02/01/2020, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,813- £41,675
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Practice Lead (Children in need)

We are interested in hearing from current frontline managers or experienced Social Workers who wish to progress into management and would like to join our Child in Need Teams here at Halton as a Practice Lead.

The Child in Need Teams are frontline operational teams responsible for assessing and meeting the needs of children with complex needs and compromised parenting. Within the Practice Lead role you will be responsible for supervising and supporting front line Social Workers within the team. This will include chairing meetings, holding regular supervisions, quality assuring assessments, assessing ASYE Social Workers and you will also have the opportunity to attend and represent the Child In Need teams at operational meetings such as MARAC and MAPPA.

For the successful candidate we offer a comprehensive management training package with the opportunity for progression and continued professional development.   We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Practice Leads to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop future leaders.

In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking. The Council has completed a job evaluation process.

To apply for these posts you must be an experienced social worker or social work manager. Along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding. In addition, this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Marie Beswick, Principal Manager on 0151 511 7773

Interviews will be held on Monday 17th February 2020