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Senior Practitioner - 16 plus Care Leavers Service
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: CSC892RJ
  • Published: Tue 13/09/2022, 16:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £45,375 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chatham, Kent, Kent

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Senior Practitioner - 16 plus Care Leavers Service

We are currently recruiting a Senior Practitioner to join our 16+ Care Leavers Service, on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023.

This is an exciting time to join our Children’s Social Care Service and be part of our improvement journey.  We have realigned our services and increased staffing capacity to ensure our staff feel supported to achieve the best outcomes for our children, young people and families.

We have also invested in our learning and development offer, relaunched a new career progression framework and are in the process of embedding Signs of Safety as our relationship based practice model.

As a senior practitioner in our 16 plus Care Leavers Service you will support the team manager in managing Personal Advisors within the team and providing high quality case supervision focusing on the wellbeing of care experienced young people and supporting them on their journey to independence.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the learning and development of others either through supporting a newly qualified social worker, acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement, or contributing to training activities in a specialist area.  

You will be able to demonstrate expert and effective practice that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths-based practice, assessing and managing higher levels of risk and working collaboratively with children, young people and their families and carers. 

As a registered social worker with 3 years’ post qualifying experience, you will be expected to have knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to working with children and young people and be experienced in child protection and court work. 

In addition to the annual salary, we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including -

  • Market Premia Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid in equal monthly instalments)
  • Retention Payment of £3,000 per annum (paid annually in April each year)
  • Career progression scheme to support your pathway of professional development
  • Essential User Allowance with option to transfer to Lease Car after 6 months
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Access to a Surface Pro and mobile phone, to support flexible working
  • Access to a confidential information, advice and counselling service
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000

For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Taylor, Group Manager on 01634 337229 or email

Please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button.  Alternatively email your CV with a covering letter to, quoting reference CSC892RJ

This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.

Candidates must have a valid driving licence for use in the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.