Advanced Practitioner Social Work - Safeguarding - York

City of York Council
33605.00 - 39129.00 GBP Annual
14 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Advanced Practitioner Social Work - Safeguarding
Job reference CHEC000481
Application closing date 01/10/2017
Location West Offices
Salary Grade 10, level 1 - 4 (GBP33,605 - GBP39,129 per annum)
Package 37 hours per week

At York Council, we are proud of our social workers and we should be. Their skill and commitment to the city's children and families is why Ofsted recently rated us good.

But we want to go further. We are going to continue investing in children's social care and we are determined to make York the ideal place to progress your social work career.

In York we work as a whole team, prioritising support, training and development to create conditions where effective, relationship-based and child-centred practice can flourish.

Our vision for social work is simple: excellent social work services for vulnerable children.

If you share our vision and have the skills and motivation to drive forward practice and want to develop your career, we want to hear from you.

Read on to learn more about our latest opportunities.

Are you interested in working where you have the opportunity to shape practice and direct delivery with families? Are you keen to focus on development whilst still maintaining a foothold in practice with a very limited number of cases or co-worked cases?

We are looking for someone with service development expertise or someone with extensive experience of practice delivery who is keen to move into a development role focused on embedding high quality, skills based practice.

You will be able to help support practice development for both qualified and ASYE practitioners.

At York we value the integration of research, theory and evidence based practice and are focused on embedding the use of evidence based tools, relationship based practice and a psycho-social model of assessment.

You will be a member of a small group of advanced practitioners working across the organisation to drive forward practice initiatives, with this post based within the Safeguarding/Child in Need service.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a wider competitive package including;

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Comprehensive and tailored induction package to all new employees
  • Local Authority pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and a salary sacrifice scheme to assist with the purchase of travel, child care and cars
  • Agile and flexible working including technological support, access to 'pool cars', easy access to your peers, supervisors and managers.
  • Confidential free Coaching support
  • Access to a number of social opportunities within the workplace, including yoga and other social activities

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The postholder will have access to secure government sites or email. In order to use these systems, the Cabinet Office requires the HR Team to carry out Baseline Personnel Standard Security (BPSS) checks.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2 : Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Gwynne Rayns Group Manager Safeguarding and Interventions on .

Please apply by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: Sunday 1 October 2017 at 12 midnight
Interview date: Week commencing 9 October 2017