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Practice Improvement Officer

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0164
  • Published: Mon 01/07/2024, 15:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: £42,403 - £43,421 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA, Hybrid Working, Merseyside

Are you looking for your next step in Children’s Social Care?

‘Knowsley Council is an award-winning Local Authority, named Local Authority of the Year in the MJ Awards 2024.  Come join us and be part of our future success!’ 

At Knowsley our Children and Families service want to invest in you.  We want to support and develop you, preparing you for every stage of your career progression.

We want you to be part of a workforce that is committed and motivated to making a difference.  Our staff care about Knowsley’s children and families, and we care about them. They work hard in improving outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people.

Knowsley is a small local authority which enables us to be creative and responsive with high aspirations for our children and young people; we want them to feel listened to, happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to achieve. We want the same for you and all our staff because at Knowsley, we believe, ‘We Are Better Together’.

If you share our values and want to make real change in an organisation that recognises and rewards your commitment, creating opportunities for progression - now is the time to join!

Knowsley Children’s Social Care is seeking to recruit a part time Practice Improvement Officer.  This innovative post is key to our commitment to embed excellent social work practice, helping to make a difference to children and families in Knowsley.

The Practice Improvement Officer will be a qualified and experienced Social Worker, ideally with a Practice Educator qualification who will support practitioners across Children’s Social Care through the delivery of training, mentoring and quality assurance.  You will support practitioners at each stage of their career development – from the ASYE programme through to management.    

The role involves contributing to practice improvement activity through the delivery of training, mentoring and audit activity.  You will support managers with identifying and acting upon areas of need based upon quality assurance findings, as well as developments in social care policy and practice. You will gather data, maintain a high level of record keeping and provide reports to managers and senior leaders.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a registered Social Worker and may hold a Practice Educator qualification.
  • Has experience of supporting and supervising learners and an understanding of adult learning theories.
  • Is experienced in the delivery of training – in person and online.
  • Has excellent communication and coaching skills and is passionate about supporting learners and developing social work practice.

What you can expect from us:

  • A flexible approach to working that includes hybrid working opportunities.
  • Free parking.
  • A generous annual leave allowance.
  • Regular supervision.
  • Ongoing opportunities for career development.

If you have the skills and experience required to give social workers in Knowsley the support and opportunities they need to excel in their career, then please get in touch.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Madden, Quality Assurance Team Manager on 07384900806 / Samantha.Madden@knowsley.gov.uk    

At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working.  For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.

Closing date: Sunday, 21 July 2024

Interview Date: Thursday, 01 August 2024 

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  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0164
  • Published: Mon 01/07/2024, 15:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/07/2024, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: £42,403 - £43,421 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA, Hybrid Working, Merseyside

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