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Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
from £35,336
Closing date
13 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Health and Social Care, Social Care
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Full time
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The Role This is where you can really make a difference.

We have fantastic opportunities for experienced, highly enthusiastic, resilient and dynamic senior practitioners to join the team.  The Advanced Social Work Practitioner role in Bolton is empowering and insightful. You will be able to develop your management and leadership skills whilst receiving dedicated support and guidance.

As an Advanced Practitioner you will:

Coach, mentor, co-work and buddy less experienced colleagues, sharing your knowledge and expertise to help them become the leaders of the future, inspiring them to improve and deliver excellent practice.

Have a reduced caseload, using your skills to manage the more complex cases in children’s social care, whilst also providing clinical leadership and expertise to the wider social work team.

Strive to offer families the support and intervention they need to make and sustain positive change so they can safely meet the needs of their children.  Through our restorative practice approach, you will actively encourage imaginative, and family focussed interventions, and when children cannot remain with family that they have timely plans of permanency.

Take a look at the attached job description for more information on the role….

About You

We want you to inspire us and have a real impact on the way we work. In return you will gain the opportunity to develop your professional skills and your career in a challenging but supportive environment.

The ASWP role offers a fantastic opportunity for practitioners who are ready to take their social work career onto its next stage or for those who want to take their first step towards a management position.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills enabling you to build professional relationships with children and their families to ensure their engagement.

You will have good knowledge and experience in safeguarding children, as well as being able to produce high quality, timely assessments and understand the current changes within children’s social work.

You will act as a champion for service development and improvement within Safeguarding and Early Help, role modelling Research in Practice and undertaking high quality assessments.

You will be able to produce reports to an excellent standard, and deliver accurate and concise information verbally, in written form and where necessary in court.

If you would like to have a chat about opportunities with Bolton, please do contact Karen Ogle our Head of Safeguarding.  Karen can be contacted on 07507773609 or at


About Us

In Bolton, we have set a clear direction of travel; in partnership we are forging ahead to 2030 with a vision of a town and borough built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses, and healthy residents.

Our big aspiration is that our children and young people reach their full potential and leading happy and fulfilling lives. You will be central to the delivery of this aspiration, and we’re making good progress. Ofsted have given our Social Care services a Good rating. Our health and social care integration is moving forward with pace and purpose and we are successfully remodelling our finances to protect the sustainability of our services to children and young people.

Our focus is to improve outcomes for all children and young people, ensuring that those in need of extra help and support receive it in a way that keeps them safe and that we listen and understand their individual needs.

Our offer to you - You will have access to a wide range of benefits to support you to be the best you can be, including

  •  Supportive work environment where we recognise and reward your experience
  •  Access to learning and development opportunities and activities for your Continued Professional Development

Even more reasons to join us at Bolton:

  •  Agile & flexible working options, ensuring you achieve a good work life balance.
  •  Up to £3,000 Relocation Package
  •  Health & wellbeing support
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Essential car user allowance on top of your salary
  • Social Work England fees paid
  • Access to a range of staff benefits including gym membership, Cycle to Work, discounts at local and national retailers and car lease schemes.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Bolton is a fantastic place to work, and our employees thrive working here. We are incredibly proud of our Bolton Family, of which you will become an integral part.


If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to know more about, we’d love to hear from you.


For more information about working for Bolton Council, please see the Work with Us page on

Staff Benefits at Bolton Council


Our Values are really important to us, read all about them here:

Values Framework


For further details of the role and how we use your data, please see:

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS with check of relevant barred list is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.


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