Vacancy Filler Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6SL
Summary Salary up to £51,543* (Basic Salary £30,285 - £39,543 per annum + Market & Retention Supplement of up to £12,000)* Are you a Senior Practitioner / Social Worker, looking for a new challenge? The Placement Assessment Team are seeking for an experienced qualified Senior Practitioner, with specific experience within assessments of Special Guardianships, Form F's, Step-Parent and Intercountry Adoption. About you We are looking for an experienced, talented, enthusiastic person, who is ready to take the next step in their career. You will also need to have great communications skills, be able to run and facilitate the Skills to Foster Training, good insight into neglect, abuse and trauma. As an Assessing Senior Practitioner you will require sound knowledge of the Signs of Safety and Assessment Framework and have a good understanding of Child Protection. What we offer? We offer a competitive salary and benefits, such as: Car Lease Scheme Generous annual leave entitlement - 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years' service Flexible working to enable work life balance Relocation packages Reflective supervision and management support Excellent training opportunities and an established CPD programme Our Service We encourage and empower our Social Workers and Senior Practitioners to spend more time undertaking meaningful interventions with families and having quality contact with children, and to be passionate about the children and young people they are responsible for. We believe that continuity and creativity are central to Thurrock's Children Social Care, having a positive impact on children and families and offering a rewarding environment for staff. *The Market Supplement payment is applicable after 6 months service and subject to performance and continued corporate approval. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required for this post. Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy - full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate. How to Apply Please click the apply button and upload your CV and Cover Letter. If you have any difficulties, please email [email protected] Upcoming Event Are you an experienced Social Worker looking for a new challenge? We are looking for experienced Social Workers / Senior Practitioners who are passionate about ensuring good outcomes for children, young people and families for our Children Looked after Service and Family Support Service. If you would like to know more about Social Work in Thurrock come along for an informal chat with us on Monday 18th March 2019 - drop in any time between 4.30 - 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL Our vision - Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish. Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily. We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries. Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome. We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.