Safeguarding Senior Practitioner

36153.00 - 39961.00 GBP Annual
19 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Safeguarding Senior Practitioner
Location: Stafford
Hours: 37 Hours per week - Permanent
Salary: GBP36,153.00 - GBP39,961.00 per annum
REF: REC000781
Closing Date: 24 February 2019

Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children's Social Care services known as Families First.

Staffordshire's Families First is one of the largest Children's Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a 'Good' Children's Service.

You will be a qualified Social Worker and must have a minimum of 2-year post qualification experience. You will be responsible for managing complex cases and co-working cases with less experienced members of the team. You will also take a lead role within the team for developing evidence-based practice and sharing this with other staff.

Here in Staffordshire we are committed to work with partners and families to enable vulnerable children and young people to be safe and secure, to promote physical and emotional well-being and to help them achieve their full potential within their communities.

In order to do this, staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

You will find Staffordshire's Families First has a wealth of experience and knowledge within the workforce, which has remained relatively stable in comparison to other Local Authorities. This means that Staffordshire's Families First can provide a consistent and good standard of line management support for all levels. Our recent staff engagement survey reported that three quarters of staff reported that they had had personal development time with their line managers and that they felt that they were well supported to do their job.

We are looking for staff therefore who want to commit to Staffordshire's Families First on its journey through to outstanding services for children and their families. As Staffordshire is such a large local authority there are numerous opportunities to learn and experience working across a variety of geographical and demographical service areas.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

Staffordshire offers a number of exclusive benefits e.g. excellent competitive salaries, essential car user allowances and much more. To see the full range of benefits and other professional development opportunities please visit our Children Social Care Careers web page.

For an information discussion regarding this position please contact Sheena Adams on .

The job description for this role can be accessed here

REF: REC000781 | Closing Date: 24 February 2019.

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