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Advanced Practitioner - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Referral and Assessment
Senior Social Worker, Assistant Team Manager
South West
£39,002 to £41,846 per annum
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Advanced Practitioner - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent - Gloucestershire - £39,002 - £41,846p/a

There is currently a vacancy within Gloucestershire's children's services assessment team for an advanced practitioner. As part of their commitment to drive forward improvement, significant investment has allowed for a number of new social worker posts across their children's services.

Gloucestershire are working towards an exciting transformation plan and are looking to recruit social workers who focus children and families at the centre of everything they do. They are ensuring staff have the time to get to know these families so that you can provide the best interventions. 

Offices are based in Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

Benefits of working for Gloucestershire include:

  • A welcome payment of up to £5,000 
  • Relocation Package of up to £8,000 
  • Retention payments of £2,000 
  • Flexible working opportunities 
  • Free parking 
  • Improved office environments and investment in ICT and mobile working 
  • Focus on direct work and visits to see children 
  • Supportive and approachable management with 1:1 monthly reflective supervision  
  • Increased and improved administrative support 
  • Partnership working including a supportive Early Help offer  

Your duties as an Advanced Practitioner in a Children's Assessment role are to:

  • Carry out initial/core assessments
  • Effectively apply resources 
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families
  • Provide child protection and care planning services
  • Complete section 17s, Section 7s and Section 47s
  • Uphold and promote high standards of social care practice
  • Attend LAC reviews
  • Some supervision of social workers when required 
  • Attend Children in Need meetings
  • Attend pre-birth conferences

Essential requirements:

  • HCPC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK      
  • A UK license   
  • Post-qualified experience and leadership within children's social work

For any more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 974 1673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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