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Advanced Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Northumberland’s Adolescent Service are seeking to appoint an Advanced Practitioner to sit within their multi-disciplinary service. You will be expected to act as a role model of good practice, while also supporting your colleagues through mentoring and coaching. You will benefit from the range of services all under one roof as well as access to training to support you to carry out this role.



· You will have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with direct experience of working with adolescents.

· You will want to hear the young person's voice and ensure that this is taken into account.

· You will have excellent communication skills and be able to make decisions and plans with young people and their families.

· You will have proven ability to transfer knowledge and skills to colleagues through coaching, mentoring and co-working.

· You will have a sound knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social Work and the application of Professional Capabilities Framework which will be embedded within all elements of your practice.

· You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of children, young people and families.

· You will understand the importance of performance information and your contribution to maintaining high standards.

· You will have excellent communication skills and be able to convey complex messages in a straightforward way, both verbally and in writing.

If your skill set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative multi agency organisation which values all our employees.

You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.


We offer:

· A competitive salary up to £46,464, with a wide range of additional benefits.

· Essential car user allowance

· Management who are committed to manageable caseload

· Regular supportive supervision

· A supportive learning environment with career progression opportunities

· Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;

· Sick pay - We pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;

· Annual leave - paid annual leave plus bank holidays, up to 30 days. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.

· Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).

· Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.

· Access to car lease scheme following the probation period

· Free parking at council offices

· Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme

· Hybrid working


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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 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, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

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

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.


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