Advanced Social Work Practitioner

2 days left

Stourbridge, West Midlands
£37,676 to £40,454 per annum (Pay Award Pending)
20 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

“Dudley Early Help: Building resilience, not reliance”

Dudley Council has the highest ambitions for our children, young people and families. Our vision is to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful ensuring we provide the highest levels of support for our most vulnerable children. Our workforce is key to making this happen.

In Dudley, Early Help is a strategic priority. We've transformed and improved the way we provide services for children, young people and families by adopting new and innovative ways of working. You can read more about our plans in our EARLY HELP STRATEGY.

There is widespread recognition that it is better to identify problems early and intervene effectively to prevent escalation rather than responding only when the difficulty has become so acute as to demand action. This vital and challenging work is delivered locally in Dudley through our Family Solutions Team where services have been designed to promote resilience, not reliance. We provide families, communities and local organisations with the help they need to support all children and young people to do well and to stay safe.

In bringing our plans to life we are seeking to recruit a full-time Advanced Social Work Practitioner - Intervention & Prevention.

We are looking for professionals who have a history of working within family support, youth or social care services to promote better outcomes for adolescents and families and reduce the risk of admission/readmission into care.

As an Advanced Social Worker within Early Help you can expect:

• A comprehensive learning and development package
• High quality professional supervision
• Supportive and collaborative team working
• Excellent progression opportunities
• A significantly streamlined IT system allowing more time away from admin and more time to work with children and their families.

You will be safe in the knowledge that this will also meet the national accreditation requirements coming in next year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact Scott Jones on 01384 815807 or

NB.  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received

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N.B We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications

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