Advanced Social Work Practitioner - Contextual Safeguarding
  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: SC00225
  • Published: Fri 30/04/2021, 4:21 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/05/2021, 4:21 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £44790 - £48819 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Middlesex, West London, London

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Advanced Social Work Practitioner - Contextual Safeguarding

About us

Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.

About the role

Committed? Creative? Determined? Passionate about supporting children at risk of exploitation and diverting them from crime? Want to lead a double award-winning team? If you answered yes to these questions, we want to hear from you!

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, Social Work qualified, Advanced Practitioner-Contextual Safeguarding. This is a pivotal role in Hillingdon's response to adolescents at risk and provides an exciting opportunity for you to oversee the delivery of our in-house child criminal exploitation team - AXIS and our dedicated Mobile and Detached Youth Work Team. These multi-dimensional teams provide an opportunity to work at pace with practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds and drive forward a child first approach to delivering services to children at risk of exploitation "at the right time, in the right place, in the right way" . You will use your knowledge of contextual safeguarding to inform operational and strategic activity across the local authority, regionally and nationally.

About you

As an Advanced Practitioner, you must:

  • Be creative, flexible and an excellent communicator
  • Hold a Social Work degree, alongside a Practice Educators qualification
  • Have a solid knowledge of the issues and factors related to child criminal exploitation and its prevention.
  • Be able to evidence a commitment to your own development since qualification

For more information about the requirements of this role, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

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