Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Rochdale Family Support and Protection Service are looking for Advanced Practitioners.

Rochdale Family Support and Protection Service need enthusiastic and committed Advanced Practitioners to come with us on a really exciting journey to support our transition into a new way of working.
Advanced Practitioners are vital in our service and support our Social Workers and the Team Managers in the operational management of the team.  Advanced Practitioners support us with the performance and quality of the service and this is a great opportunity to enhance and build management skills while continuing to work with children and families with a reduced caseload.

Rochdale is currently in an exciting transition into the family safeguarding model.  To support us in this transition we need to establish multi-disciplinary teams where specialist practitioners are co-located with social workers under a unified management structure.  This enables a multi-disciplinary whole family response through direct assessment.  This is a really exciting time for Rochdale and we need Advanced Practitioners to support us in implementing this model.
In return for your commitment we can offer you the following:
– A manageable caseload of between 15 and 18 children – As the service develops and we get more workers, we aim to get caseloads to 17 for Social Workers and 10 for Advanced Practitioners to support you in engaging in real direct work with children and families
– Flexible working patterns to fit around your family and personal life
– Regular reflective supervision with experienced managers
– Access to our new and existing training opportunities which includes motivational interviewing
– A friendly modern and award winning working environment
– Excellent agile working arrangements
– A supportive and friendly team of Social Workers and Managers who love what they do!

Our agency workers are seen as an important resource for us and as such are given the same level of support and opportunities as our permanent staff.

  • We are looking for an agency worker who has significant experience in child protection work and care proceedings

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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