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Advanced Practitioner - (Safeguarding and LAC)

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire
£35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the team is committed to work with children and their families/carers, using a range of solution focussed, strength based relationship practice models, including Signs of Safety, Systemic theory and the Family Finding approach. We are looking for individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county.

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families.

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application!

We have opened up our Advanced Practitioner role throughout North Yorkshire. If this opportunity is of interest, please apply giving as much detail as possible against the Job Description / Person Specification. A member of the Resourcing Solutions Department will be in touch to discuss current opportunities and those in the pipeline. We will also offer the opportunity for you to join our Talent Pool. If you have any questions, we welcome you to contact Sam Clayton (details above).

In your supporting evidence, please detail the locations within the County you are able to cover/ travel too.

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Job Description / Person Specification.pdf

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, the cost will be met by NYCC.

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.


The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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