Advanced Social Work Practitioner
£46,549.00 - £49,590.00, Grade 12, 37 hours, Permanent
19th Feb, 2023
Job description

We are seeking Advanced Social Work Practitioners to join our superb Integrated Front Door/Locality and Children in Care Teams. When you work with us, you'll literally be working with the best practitioners and leaders in the field.


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


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 in small and well supported teams led by engaging and supportive managers who are committed to making a difference to families within Wakefield.


What can I expect?


  • Excellent Salary grade range

  • This is a Full-time post of 37 hours per week with Workplace Based/Flexible option available.

  • 30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.


What I might be doing?


You will develop relationships with families which provide high levels of support and  challenge to drive improved outcomes for children.   


Working with partners, you will identify what children and their families need to make lasting positive change and develop creative ways of engaging children and their parents/family network.


Our social work teams have close (most co-located) working relationships with the range of partner organisations across the Wakefield District.  Our collaborative partnership approach is a real strength in Wakefield and means that we are able to find the best ways to make a difference to our children and their families. 


You will have an ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.


You will play a central role in growing our ASYE’s and less experienced social workers through coaching, mentoring and working alongside. 


You will actively champion quality, practice development and learning alongside your Team Manager and our Learning Academy. 


You will deputise for your Team Manager


Why Wakefield Council?


  • 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 Social Workers 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).

  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.


Essential requirements:


  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.

  • Registered with Social Work England.

  • Experience of working with children and families as a qualified Social Worker.

  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.

  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

  • Practice Educator 1 trained.


To view a video, highlighting some of the key quotes and parts of our recent Ofsted report, click here.


To view our Ofsted report, click here


For further information about any of the roles please contact


Integrated Front Door Tracey Yates [email protected]


Localities Sarah Howe [email protected]   


Dan Egan [email protected] 


Angela Guirey [email protected]


Children In Care Julie Woodcock [email protected]  


Please indicate on your application form if you have a service area preference.

Full time and part time hours available

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