Social work jobs Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Posted 17-03-2020
Application deadline 08/04/2020
Location Wakefield
Job reference 227127
Hours per-week 37
Salary £8,813 to £41,675, Grade 11

We are recruiting a number of Advanced Social Work Practitioners here at Wakefield Council.

We know social workers are amazing people – working in challenging circumstances to deliver the best support to help children and families thrive. It requires a variety of skills including patience, empathy, advocacy, communication, and passion.

That’s why we need committed and energetic Advanced Practitioners to ensure a workforce of strong and confident practitioners, empowered to make a difference. It’s a pivotal role to help us deliver and maintain this vision of our staff.

At Wakefield we take an integrated and partnership approach to working. We work collaboratively to enact real change and positive impact for our district’s young people, families, and the communities we support.

At the heart of realising this is our staff. That’s why we’ve set you up to be in the best position to flourish, and work with families to realise their potential.

So why choose Wakefield?

  • Competitive pay (with market rate payment as an Advanced Practitioner).
  • Manageable caseloads – with us we strive to keep your caseload to no more than 20.
  • Small teams to foster a supportive and together culture.
  • Comprehensive and innovative learning and development opportunities through an in-house Learning Academy centred on targeted training for your needs.
  • You can grow with us through clear progression pathways.
  • Good rewards and benefits as standard. Because we recognise staff are our most valuable resource.
  • Essential car user payments.
  • Minimum of 30 days paid holiday, rising according to your grade and length of service, plus 8 paid bank holidays.
  • A great place to live and work. With culture, a plethora of green spaces, historical sites, culinary heritage, leisure opportunities, affordable housing, good transport links at a regional and national level, alongside being an accessible location.

Here we’re looking for only the best – those with the skills, motivation, and passion to help us move forwards. But you also need to be:

  • A qualified and experienced social worker, with a proven track record in achieving the highest standards of practice in complex casework.
  • Able to carry out your role and responsibilities well whilst holding a complex case load and supporting our growing number of newly-qualified social workers.
  • An individual who can develop and maintain highly effective relationships with colleagues in order to co-work cases and assist with their learning and development.
  • A team player, passionate about contributing to quality service provision. You will be expected to assist the team manager by providing support and guidance to other team members to promote strong practice and positive change.

If you think this is you, apply to join our team. Choose Wakefield.

If you want to find out more about the benefits to choosing Wakefield, visit our dedicated careers page here.

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Lawless

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020