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Practice Lead - Children In Care

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/286871
  • Published: Wed 10/07/2024, 9:49 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/08/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of The Children in Care and Care Leavers Team in Halton.

If you are a children’s social care manager or an experienced Social Worker looking to make your next move, we would love to hear from you.

The role will be to supervise a cohort of social workers to support them to care plan for our children in care and achieve positive outcomes and permanency for them. Our team supports children in care 0-18 within all settings post final court orders being granted and we also support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and those children with a plan of adoption.

The candidate will have experience and knowledge of Children in Care legislation and be passionate about care planning and achieving permanency for our children.

Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of children?

Are you looking for somewhere where you can make as much of a difference to the life chances of children and young people as possible?

A place where you are always looking forward? Where there’s a big focus on continuous learning and career progression?

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Halton and we are currently embedding a relationship-based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We’re on a journey for excellence and we’ve made it our mission to ensure that children and young people get the best service from us, so they are able to thrive and achieve.

We offer an extensive benefits package as well as an attractive financial package with a range of other benefits, including a generous leave allowance (up to 34 days), a flexible working week, free parking, car allowance, health and wellbeing initiatives and discount scheme.  We are within easy commutable distance of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside regions. We also cover the cost of your Social Work England registration fee for a two-year period (2023 - 2025 registration year).

Halton is a thriving and vibrant Borough where people can learn and develop their skills; enjoy a good quality of life with good health; a high quality, modern urban environment; the opportunity for all to fulfil their potential; greater wealth and quality, sustained by a thriving business community; and safer, stronger and more attractive neighbourhoods.

Practice Lead posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

For an informal discussion about our Practice Lead posts please contact Lyndsey Ratcliffe on 0151 511 8594 (Children in Care & Care Leavers)

Alternatively you can email to socialworkacademy@halton.gov.uk

Please note that Halton Borough Council is unable to offer or support any form of UK VISA sponsorship

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

 

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  • Guidance - Completing Your Online Application
  • Our Values Framework
  • Job Description/Person Specification

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.

 

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/286871
  • Published: Wed 10/07/2024, 9:49 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/08/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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