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Senior Practitioner - Children's Services
  • Employer: North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Reference: P193
  • Published: Fri 18/12/2020, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/01/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,728 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Grimsby, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, Hull, NE Lincolnshire

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Senior Practitioner - Children's Services

Children, Families, Young People

About this job

We have vacancies for Senior Social Work Practitioners working in Children’s Services. The role requires managing a caseload of the most complex and contentious cases where your expertise, skills and in-depth knowledge are required.

You will manage a family support worker and also be responsible for their supervision and professional development. You will be working alongside social worker teams within a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary context as part of our delivery of child-centred care.

This is an exciting time to join the NEL service and we need people who share our ambition and genuinely care about the children and young people we support.

What we are looking for

If you are an experienced social worker with a passion for improving the lives of children and young people, we need people who share our vision. Who are flexible and proactive but above all, who genuinely care about the children and families they will be dealing with.

If you have the ambition, we have the commitment and resources to help you achieve it.

We are a small team and it is essential that we get the right person for this role, so although relevant experience and qualifications are a given, the right attitude is a must.

If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.

  • You have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification (MA/BA/BSC in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and are registered as a social worker with Social Work England
  • You have relevant post-qualification experience working within a statutory Children’s Services setting and good knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks relevant to children’s care services
  • You have experience of complex case management including Child Protection casework and court planning and are able to manage a complex and contentious caseload
  • Experience of assessments and formulating and implementing care plans and are effective in engaging with children and their families
  • When working with less experience colleagues, you are able to provide support, advice and guidance
  • You can demonstrate knowledge in legislation and statutory guidance, Knowledge and Skills Framework for Child and Family Social Work and a range of social work interventions, methodologies and best practice
  • You are able to make case presentations within a Court, multi-agency case conference and statutory panel context.
  • You are able to effectively communicate with vulnerable children and can build rapport and relationships with children, their families/carers, your colleagues and other agencies
  • You embrace partnership working and understand the benefit of working closely with all professionals who contribute to the lives of children, young people and families
  • You are flexible to meet the needs of the service which may include working outside of normal office hours, transferring between teas if required and use agile working methods
  • You are committed to doing everything possible to achieve the best for all children, young people and families
  • You have a commitment to the highest of practice standards and continuing your professional development

To find out more about this role and to make an application please visit

We understand that you probably have lots of questions so please contact the link person for this role who is a qualified social worker and is happy to have an informal chat before you apply.

Contact:Laura Snell

Team Manager CASS

01472 326292


About North East Lincolnshire Children’s Services

There has never been a more exciting time to work for North East Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services.

The turnaround in our service is being driven by a commitment and investment from the Council to transform the service and has resulted in a total overhaul of our structure, roles, and what our social workers need to deliver the very best service for our vulnerable children and young people.

As part of that transformation, we are looking to add to our team with the right people who share our vision and ethos.

To find out more about North East Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services, visit our dedicated website

Our commitment to you

North East Lincolnshire is an Authority where social workers are truly valued;

  • A team with strong relationships, that is friendly and supportive
  • Good relationships with and support from other services, agencies and external partners, working together for the good benefit of the children
  • A Leadership Team that has committed to drive the transformation journey of the service and who care about the job you do and the families you support
  • An ethos to reduce the demand for Social Work intervention by strengthening our early intervention input
  • Award-winning Practice Framework
  • A strong and varied learning and professional development programme
  • Excellent links with local Universities with access to research and resources
  • Flexible working options to help your life/work balance
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including car parking scheme, car lease scheme and payment of HCPC fees
  • Offices with a seafront location
  • A beautiful part of the country with a low cost of living