Advanced Social Worker Practitioner
£24,237.00 - £25,757.50, Grade 12, 18.5 hours, Permanent
28th Apr, 2024
Job description

Join Our Team!


We are seeking an Advanced Social Work Practitioner to join our Missing and Children Vulnerable to Exploitation Team.


This is an exciting opportunity is available for a committed, enthusiastic and driven individual to join Wakefield Council Missing and Children Vulnerable to Exploitation Team as an Advanced Practioner engaging vulnerable and at-risk young people across the Wakefield district.


We are an Ofsted GOOD children’s services provider, with OUTSTANDING leadership.


Our Team is co-located with the Police at Havertop Police Station, Normanton, and you will be subject to full police vetting.


Who are we ? and what do we do ?


The Missing and Children Vulnerable to Exploitation Team work directly with young people and their families.  We adopt a restorative approach in every aspect of our practice. We work collaboratively with partner agencies, such as the Police, Health, Education, Youth Justice Service and CAMHS to promote resilience and positive change for the children in our district. We are dedicated to providing all of our staff with a positive working environment, where they feel safe and supported. We are committed to staff development and progression.


What will be expected from me?


You will play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people in Wakefield District. You will be working with a small and well supported team led by engaging and supportive senior managers who are committed to making a difference to families within Wakefield.


What does the role involve?


  • Direct work with children and young people.
  • Specific interventions for children, young people and their carers.
  • Working alongside partner agencies to ensure the best outcome for our children and young people.
  • Undertaking return home interviews with children and young people who have been missing.
  • Chairing and delivering meetings when required, such as the Multi- agency RAM Panel and Missing Meetings
  • Delegation of duties to support the Team Manager
  • Supervisory responsibilities.
  • Developing the CVE offer within partner services.


What can I expect?


  • Excellent Salary grade range: G12 Advanced Social Work Practioner
  • This is a Part-Time temporary post of 18.5 hours per week with workplace based/flexible option available.
  • Great Holiday entitlement
  • Free parking onsite.
  • Support and access to a high-quality training programme to progress your career to the next level.
  • We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we recognise that resilient staff need a good work/life balance as well as supportive leadership and support in the workplace. Access to Wellbeing Coaching if required, Support for Carers, a Sense of Belonging.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Access to the Gym within the police station at a very small monthly cost.


What Ofsted said about Wakefield Children’s Services:


  • Wakefield Children's Services are good with outstanding Leadership 
  • Children and young people are positioned at the centre of all practice
  • Staff without exception are very enthusiastic about working for Wakefield .
  • An environment where good and effective social work is flourishing.


For further information about any of the roles please contact


Tracy Moss / 01924 303456

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