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Senior Practitioner Children In Need Team

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS05949
  • Closing date: 31 March 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £40,771 - £45,254

The opportunity

Children’s services in Buckinghamshire are on a journey to delivering outstanding services. Children and their families are at the centre of everything we do. Building on the Strengthening Families model adopted for child protection conferences in 2016, we want to apply the latest skills and knowledge to achieve the best outcomes possible for the children we seek to protect and support.

We are keen to incorporate the key principles of the ‘Strengthening Families’ to our services here in Buckinghamshire, to enhance and recognise what we already do. The model follows the following key imperatives:

  1. Understanding the world of the child
  2. Understanding the world of the adult(s)
  3. Recognise family strengths as well as concerns
  4. Engage families in the change process
  5. Measure change through actions and interventions


About us

Keeping the children and young people of Buckinghamshire safe and healthy is at the heart of everything we do. It is our vision that each and every child has the best head start and the most positive futures ahead of them. Making sure that every child, whatever their situation, has the stability, the support and the belief to start thinking about their tomorrow. Find out more

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a senior practitioner alongside the management team to support Newly Qualified Social Workers on their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

The role will require experience of working with students as a Practice Educator providing support with direct practice and reflective supervision.

You will be working in a busy CIN team as a lead practitioner, and will require good organisational skills, be self-motivated and have an in-depth knowledge of up to date research and legislation.

We know your skills are highly sought after so we’re offering a 6% market factor salary enhancement if you choose Bucks. You will also receive a Golden Hello payment of £2,125 upon your one year work anniversary; car allowances of £600 per annum (paid monthly), and a Relocation Allowance up to £8,000 (if applicable)*. At Buckinghamshire County Council, we’ll support you to develop your skills and experience and continue your own career progression.

About you

To make a great Senior Practitioner, you’ll bring your experience and knowledge with you and be confident in undertaking the role. In this busy, fast paced team, you’ll get on best if you are flexible and able to work well under pressure. You will work closely with colleagues from various teams and build positive links between your team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working. You will hold a degree in social work (DipSW) and registered with the HCPC.


Other Information

*Please note this market factor enhancement is reviewed each year. The Golden Hello payment is paid pro rata for part time hours.

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