Overview

Salary: 39 880 – 40 876

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Work base: Craven House, Barrow

Contract: Permanent

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

Are you looking for your next career step?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Practitioner working part of the Support and Protect Team based in Barrow and South Lakeland Children & Young People District. The post will involve working across all teams within the service area depending on need. The successful applicant will join a group of motivated and established Advanced Practitioners and Team Managers.

You will be responsible for working with a small number of more complex children and families. You will have a role in embedding Signs of Safety as an approach to working with families; provide support and assessment of ASYE social workers, mentor less experienced staff; provide targeted work to build on team performance and assist the team managers with the chairing of meetings and attendance at multi-agency meetings as needed.

You 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 South District Management Team.

It is really important to us that Cumbria is a great place to be a child and grow up; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy and productive lives and a place where young people will want to live and work in the future.

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. If this sounds like you and you share our passion for the service then apply today. 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.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, and someone who is open, friendly, fair and supportive is essential, as well as being a good communicator.

Cumbria has a strong foundation of career progression and professional development to enable our employees to take up opportunities as they arise in their careers. 

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 will provide you with coaching and mentoring in your professional development.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, and you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children in Cumbria, then please apply today.

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Click here for role profile

Interview Dates:

Interviews: 12/11/2020

Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you:

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

Salary: 39 880 – 40 876

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Work base: Craven House, Barrow

Contract: Permanent

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

Are you looking for your next career step?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Practitioner working part of the Support and Protect Team based in Barrow and South Lakeland Children & Young People District. The post will involve working across all teams within the service area depending on need. The successful applicant will join a group of motivated and established Advanced Practitioners and Team Managers.

You will be responsible for working with a small number of more complex children and families. You will have a role in embedding Signs of Safety as an approach to working with families; provide support and assessment of ASYE social workers, mentor less experienced staff; provide targeted work to build on team performance and assist the team managers with the chairing of meetings and attendance at multi-agency meetings as needed.

You 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 South District Management Team.

It is really important to us that Cumbria is a great place to be a child and grow up; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy and productive lives and a place where young people will want to live and work in the future.

We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role and a good knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. If this sounds like you and you share our passion for the service then apply today. 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.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, and someone who is open, friendly, fair and supportive is essential, as well as being a good communicator.

Cumbria has a strong foundation of career progression and professional development to enable our employees to take up opportunities as they arise in their careers. 

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 will provide you with coaching and mentoring in your professional development.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, and you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children in Cumbria, then please apply today.

Click here for post specification

Click here for role profile

Interview Dates:

Interviews: 12/11/2020

Due to the coronavirus, we are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you:

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including: