Advanced Practitioner, Children with Disabilities

  • Job Reference: PEO/0622/31404
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Website: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/
  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £37,568 to £40,578
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus £3,000 market supplement & LGPS Pension contributions
  • Sector: Social care
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Could you be a practice role model for Social Workers? Can you lead by example? Can you work on complex cases?  We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner who is tenacious; enthusiastic and supportive, to work with a small team of likeminded professionals, children with disabilities and provide support to their families.

About you…

  • Trained to level 5 in a Children’s Services Professional Qualification, e.g. qualified Social Worker - DIPSW/BASW/CQSW
  • Evidence of leadership and management training
  • Extensive post-qualifying experience within Children’s Social Care and able to manage a full and varied caseload
  • Experience of working with disabled children in a variety of childcare or education settings
  • Experience of supervising practitioners or case officers in an education, social care or early help context
  • Experience of operational deputyship in the absence of management and providing strategic direction
  • DoLs experience would be desirable but not essential as full training will be provided

About the role…

The Advanced Practitioner, Children with Disabilities will:

  • support and assist with the development of the CWD and SEND service
  • provide professional leadership for complex case arrangements using the Signs of Safety practice model
  • work in collaboration with practitioners in SEND and Early Help and transition planning with Adult Social Care

Why work for us?...

We’re different. We are Rutland!

Your skills and experience will continuously develop and will make a significant difference to both your team members and children and families. We offer manageable caseloads, learning events, management training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted. At Rutland there really is work life balance, we care about how you are doing and want to help you to be the best you can be!

The Advanced Practitioner, Children with Disabilities post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). To support you further, your SWE registration and DBS costs are covered by us.

Advanced Practitioner, Children with Disabilities interviews will be held w.c. 11 July 2022.  Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.

Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Darrell Griffin, Service Manager  on 01572 758228 or at dgriffin@rutland.gov.uk

How to apply:

Click on the apply button which will redirect you to the Jobs Go Public (JGP site) where we handle all our vacancies.  If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account, you will be guided through the set-up process.   Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at recruitment@rutland.gov.uk

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email from the Jobs Go Public site. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.