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Advanced Practitioner - Child Protection Team - Permanent

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

Gloucestershire Council are looking for an advanced practitioner to join one of their child protection teams. 

This is a great time to join Gloucestershire, as they work towards an exciting transformation plan for their children's services. Gloucestershire are determined to work hard to keep children and families at the centre of everything they do, ensuring staff have the time to get to know these families and provide the best intervention. 

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

With a great salary, bonus payments and career development opportunities this is a perfect opportunity to join a progressive authority who invest in their staff.

Benefits 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 
  • Manageable caseloads 
  • Smaller teams allowing greater management support and oversight
  • Improved office environments and investment in ICT and mobile working 
  • A comprehensive training and development package including a manager development programme 
  • Increased and improved administrative support 
  • Partnership working including a supportive Early Help offer 

An Advanced Practitioner within a CP team has the following duties:

  • Assess and provide services to children and families in need within the framework of the appropriate legislation, regulations, departmental procedures and child care policy
  • Ensure that services are efficiently and effectively provided
  • Liaise as necessary with other divisions
  • Maintain high standards of professional practice
  • You may be responsible for supervision of some staff (up to level III social workers)
  • Maintain professional standards of practice
  • Make comprehensive assessments of need
  • Plan for, implement and terminate interventions
  • Make referrals when appropriate to do so
  • Working within the Borough's Child Protection guidelines to undertake key worker responsibilities

As a Children's Social Worker, you MUST be:

  • HCPC registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • A UK driving license holder
  • Experienced in children's services and in a more senior social work role

For more information please email

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

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