Senior Practitioner – Family Support Team
Salary from £33,108 - £39,543 per annum (+ up to £13,000 Market Factor Payment*)
At Thurrock we encourage and empower our social workers and senior practitioners to spend more time undertaking meaningful interventions with families and having quality contact with children, and to be passionate about the children and young people they are responsible for. We believe that continuity and creativity are central to Thurrock’s Children Social Care, having a positive impact on children and families and offering a rewarding environment for staff.
The Family Support team is looking to recruit have vacancies for experienced qualified Social Workers. This front line service provides, support, practical advice and interventions and strategies to support families in Thurrock. Children’s health and well-being are at the fore-front of our team’s ethos.
There are five local teams who coordinate help for families when they are experiencing a range of matters that are impacting on their family wellbeing. This service acts as a gateway to access appropriate support following in-depth assessments have been carried out.
As a Senior Practitioner in FST, you will have at least 3 years post qualification experience in a relevant sector, excellent communication skills and proven track record of working on complex cases.
We are always on the lookout for experienced, talented, enthusiastic Social Workers ready to take the next step in their career.
In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits including:
- Market Supplement payment of up £10,000 per annum performing to the set objectives (applicable after 6 months service and subject to performance and continued corporate approval*)
- Retention payment up to £3,000 per annum
- Accessible management support and regular reflective supervision
- Excellent training opportunities and an established CPD programme
- Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years’ service
- Flexible working to enable work life balance
- Relocation packages
To find out more, please visit our Social Work In Thurrock page: http://thurrocksocialwork.org.uk/
Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required for this role.
Thurrock: An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside , and breath-taking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.