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Advanced Practitioner

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Advanced Practitioner

Have you visited the vast countryside and towns of Northumberland? Why not take a look and see what it would look like working in such a beautiful County. 

Do you want to join one of our many social work teams as an Advanced Practitioner? There are post across County, from Rural Northumberland to the Urban areas, all offering a variety of experiences and opportunities to the role. 

Now is the time to come! The role of Advanced Practitioner in Northumberland is developing to support career progression and recognize the skill and experience you have. You could be part of this. 

Using the Signs of Safety model, Northumberland is a family and child focused Authority, with strong and effective management and leadership (Ofsted reported!). Known for being supportive of staff and with a strong ethos for flexibility, working in Northumberland Children's Services is like having a second family (so say our staff). 

The role of Advanced Practitioner is to lead the way, role model good practice and offer guidance and support to the social work team in working with children and families in need and in crisis. We are looking for a social worker with a passion for safeguarding children who can manage case load whilst offering support to their line manager, a real opportunity to develop you social work skills further! 

What will Northumberland offer you? 
  • Essential Car User allowance 
  • A competitive salary of up to £44539 (dependent on experience) 
  • A commitment to flexible working and flexibility around family and caring commitments 
  • A generous Pension scheme
  • A generous annual leave package of 26 days increasing to 31 after 5 years service
  •  Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme 
  • Access to a wide range or staffing networks and advanced emotional wellbeing support 
  • Hybrid working 
  • Access to car lease scheme following the probation period 
  • Free parking at council offices 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Alternative application format:  

British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net    

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930

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