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Advanced Practitioner

Wakefield Council
Castleford, West Yorkshire
£48,474.00 to £51,515.00, Grade 12
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

When you work with us, you'll literally be working with the leaders in the field.

We are Ofsted GOOD children’s services 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 supported teams led by engaging and supportive senior managers who are committed to making a difference to families within Wakefield.

What I might be doing?

  • You will work to support the team manager with day to day operational tasks to achieve permanency and outstanding outcomes for children and young people through relationship-based practice. 
  • Working with partners, you will identify what children and their families need to make lasting positive change; supporting children and families to improve their outcomes.
  • You will have the ability to write high-quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

Why Wakefield Council?

  • 31 days holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • You will have a manageable caseload.
  • Support and access to a high-quality training programme to progress your career to the next level.
  • Easily accessible fast-track progression opportunities through social work grades.
  • 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 a 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 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.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Robyn Baxter.

Tel: 01977 724350


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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post. 


In accordance with the Council Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.


Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

About Wakefield Council

Want to find out more about Wakefield Council, click here.

Happy to talk Flexible working



Company info
01924 306039
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
West Yorkshire

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