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Children's Services Practitioner (Social Worker)

Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it’s the reason our Children’s Services team push themselves to transform the lives of children and families – in person, in our regional hubs, and through the knowledge they share. Join us as a Children’s Service Practitioner and make a contribution that means everything.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the NSPCC regional hub in the South West & Channel Islands for three enthusiastic and dynamic social workers to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and expertise within services that are preventative that will enhance future career options, whilst also directly contributing to the wellbeing and safety of children and young people. 

As a Children’s Services Practitioner you will be responsible for providing direct services, plan and deliver services, contribute to their evaluation, work in partnership with other agencies and involve service users in planning, decision making and evaluation.

In this role you will contribute to service development not only in terms of direct work but also be able to get involved in evaluation, influencing and dissemination of learning and have the opportunity to be part of an exciting new strategy to help end cruelty to children; and will also contribute to the delivery of local campaigns and work alongside School’s Service to reach more children, young people and families.

We are looking for three Social Worker who want to work constructively and creatively with a real passion for the enhancing the life chances of Children and Young People who have the ability to plan and deliver appropriate programmes of work with individuals, families and groups; who has:

  • The ability to identify risk
  • experience of child protection intervention
  • up to date knowledge of legislation, research and best practice
  • the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice.

In return, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of new projects and developments, have a manageable caseload, excellent training and development opportunities and be supervised and supported by a Team Manager with knowledge and experience of practice and who will show a real commitment to enabling you to achieve your potential. 

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

We are committed to play our part in creating and fostering a society that promotes mutual respect and that truly values individuality and difference. All our candidates are considered fairly based on their merit, competence and performance and are always keen to hear from talented people from a diverse background.

To discuss this role further, please contact Lisa Strode - Team Manager South West and Channel Islands via lisa.strode@nspcc.org.uk 

 

 
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Location
Albert Street - Swindon
Unit 5 Little London Court, Albert Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN1 3HY
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As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.

  • Annually:
    £30,199 - £35,529
  • Region:
    South West & Channel Islands
  • Location:
    Albert Street - Swindon
  • Department:
    Local Services
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • Working Hours Per Week:
    1positions at 35 hour per week & 1 position for 28 hours per week
  • Closing Date:
    15 July 2022


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