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Advanced Practitioner (West Cumbria) PL408e posted by Cumbria County Council

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Advanced Practitioner (West Cumbria) PL408e

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Workington or Whitehaven

38,813 - 39,782


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Salary: 38,813 - 39,782

The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role

We are seeking to recruit a Social Work Advanced Practitioner who will be based within our Children Services in the west of the county.

The successful candidate will be an experienced social work practitioner with a considerable amount of relevant experience in managing complex casework, supporting and developing staff including Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). They will be able to work independently, working as part of a team, have a proven record of analysing information that has led to appropriate safeguarding decisions being made and an ability to formulate plans quickly whilst under pressure and take on a strategic lead across the district to improve the life changes of children and young people involved with the Directorate. The role will be an integral part of the west district management team.

We recognise that social work can be a challenging job and if you are successful you will be working in a supportive working environment that is committed to your learning and career development which will include a coaching programme.

We will give you dedicated support in your relocation to Cumbria as we appreciate that this is an important step in your move to a new post with us.

We offer a generous benefits package including;

*Competitive Salary

*There are financial incentives available for experienced social workers.

*Relocation Package (up to GBP 8 000)

*Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution

*Supportive working environment

*Generous Annual Leave Entitlement

*Childcare Voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old

*Maternity paternity adoption and parental leave

*Sickness pay

*Cycle to work scheme

*A strong training programme with plenty of opportunities for continuing professional development

*Career Progression Pathways

*Regular Reflective Supervision

*Strong Partnerships with Leading Social Work Practice Educators and research with Lancaster University

If you are interested in what you have read and would like to have a discussion please register your interest at the earliest opportunity to Sonyia.Curran [Click here to apply] and Jeanette.maye [Click here to apply] alternatively you can send your CV or apply by using our application form which is available through the link below.

Appointment to this post is subject to enhanced vetting checks

Interview Date*: TBC on an individual basis

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