Application deadline 20th March 2020
Job reference KW2653
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week Full Time
Salary £38,813 to £42,683 per annum

Grade: M
Vacancy Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Richmond House, Richmond

Are you passionate about providing high quality care for children, young people and their families? We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Practice Supervisor to join our established Safeguarding team based at Richmond.

Children and families in North Yorkshire receive a consistent, high-quality service and we are proud to be the first authority nationally to have received ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2018) across all provisions. As a national leader, North Yorkshire’s children’s services have been recognised as an exemplar through the award of the Department for Education’s Partners in Practice status, one of only a handful of such authorities.

We are looking for a Practice Supervisor who will share our values and passion to improve outcomes for children and young people; you will have a good understanding of the challenges and diverse needs that children and families face and want to truly make a positive change. You will become part of our highly regarded Children’s Service which continues to receive national recognition for its innovative approach, dedicated to supporting children and young people in remaining close to their home and local community, which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families.

As Practice Supervisor you will recognise the qualities and the aspects of the Strengthening in Relationship Practice model, which puts effective relationships with children and families at its heart and encourage an environment which supports, reflects, develops and celebrates good practice and outcomes for children and families. You will be a great communicator who strongly believes in a relationship based approach when working with children and families in the community, ensuing multi-agency networks are developed and maintained, whilst being part of a dedicated team that shares ideas, experiences and provides support.

You will drive forward the promotion and development of the Strengthening in Relationship Practice model whilst being responsible for the effective management of social work practice through social work supervision and work to ensure the safe and effective delivery of services to Children and Families in accordance with Children and Families’ Policies and Procedures.

‘This is an exciting time to join a supportive team. The team value the importance of reflection and strive to develop best practice. In group supervision we respectfully challenge one another whilst honouring the people we work for.’ – Practice Supervisor

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop your career; we are an authority with a strong track record, relentless focus on delivery and performance, with strong stable leadership, talented teams and well-developed partnerships.

We understand the importance of workforce development and you will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge to effectively deliver, enrich and improve service. You will receive a comprehensive induction programme, coaching and mentoring as we strongly believe educated and skilled employees contributes to a positive, vibrant work environment.

In addition we support our social workers through various training opportunities including: the Firstline programme which develops good social work managers into outstanding leaders; the National Assessment and Accreditation system (NAAS) which enabling child and family social workers to develop skills and knowledge to improve outcomes for children and families and the Centre for Systemic Social Work (CfSSW) programme which prepares the next generation of leaders of children’s services through a two year teaching and coaching programme.

You will be fully qualified, holding a social work professional status (CQSW, DipSW, CSS, PQCCA) and have a thorough understanding of social work practice, Ofsted regulations, associated legislation and guidance and be able to manage care proceedings and complex child protection decisions.

In return NYCC can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave entitlements, a local government pension scheme, flexible working, salary sacrifice and continuous personal development.

Whilst the post would be based in Richmond, we are supported with modern technology and accessibility to enable flexibility and agility with working from other work bases or from home and patterns of work, centred around the needs of our customers and the achievement of visible leadership.

Richmond benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access to the A1(M) and A66, making Teesside, Leeds and York all easily commutable. North Yorkshire borders the Lake District, Lancashire, County Durham, and Yorkshire & Humber regions with all they have to offer.

North Yorkshire is much more than its stunning landscape; we are one of the safest places to live, with some of the best education results nationally, we have an abundance of heritage, culture and leisure accessible from our quaint rural villages, bustling market towns and vibrant neighbouring cities. There really is something for all…

f you would like to join our highly regarded children’s service we would like to hear from you!

A relocation package will be considered for those who are new to North Yorkshire.

For an informal discussion, please contact Joanna Miles Team Manager Safeguarding Richmondshire Team on 01609 536 725.

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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