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Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9668
  • Published: Sun 28/03/2021, 16:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/04/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: North Locality - Children with Disabilities Team

Job Family: Supporting - CBG11

Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum pro rata + MRS £5,150 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full-time - 37 hours per week

Base Location: The Children with Disabilities East Hub, Ivel Valley College site, The Baulk, Biggleswade.

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 16th April 2021

Interview date: 28th April 2021

More about the role: 

Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer the opportunity for a Senior Practitioner role within our Children Service’s department, the Children with Disabilities Team (CWDT), North Locality, Childrens Services. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people with disabilities to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive teams and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.

Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council has recently been awarded ‘employer of the year’ alongside a ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection.

The opportunity to be a Senior Practitioner is within the Children with Disabilities Team based at the East Hub based within Ivel Valley area special school. You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. This is an exciting opportunity for a social worker to develop their social work career. We are proud that in Children With Disabilities Team we enable workers to gain a vast amount of experiences and opportunities in working with families who are subject to CWD Early Help Short Breaks, CWD Short Breaks, Child in Need, Child Protection and Public Law Outline Processes and Court Work.  As part of our work we are embracing MI and systemic models of social work practice which we hope to develop further over the next coming months. The Senior Practitioner will be key in supporting these developments and the development of the Locality Model.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Practitioner Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Bev Kemp at or call 0300 300 5543

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.