Practice Lead (Children in need)
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/20/135306
  • Published: Fri 09/10/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,880 - £42,821 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

Vacancy Location

More Information

Practice Lead (Children in need)

Are you a frontline manager or an experienced Social Worker who wishes to progress into management? If so, we would like to hear from you regarding joining our Child in Need Teams at Halton as a Practice Lead.

The Child in Need Teams are frontline operational teams responsible for assessing and meeting the needs of children with complex needs and compromised parenting. As a Practice Lead, you will be responsible for supervising and supporting front line Social Workers within the team. This will include chairing meetings, holding regular supervisions, quality assuring assessments, assessing ASYE Social Workers and you will also have the opportunity to attend and represent the Child In Need teams at operational meetings such as MARAC and MAPPA.

In return we offer a comprehensive management training package with the opportunity for progression and continued professional development.   We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Practice Leads to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop future leaders.

Alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking. 

You must be an experienced social worker or social work manager along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Damien Fitzsimmons, Principal Manager on 0151 511 7773

Please note interviews will be held in accordance with current Government social distancing measures and carried out via Skype video conferencing.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th November

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


Apply Now