Senior Practitioner - Fostering
thurrock.gov.uk
Aveley Childrens Centre, Beacon Hill Academy, Chadwell Library, Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary , Grays, Corringham, Curzon Drive Depot, Manor Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex , Essex, Fleet Management Division, St Clement's Way, West Thurrock, Grays, Essex, Gable Hall School, Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre, Buckles Lane, Neptune Nursery / Little Pirates Nursery, Northview Avenue, Tilbury , Oaktree Resource Centre, Hogg Lane, Grays, Ockendon Children's Centre, Afton Drive, South Ockendon , Oliver Close Depot, West Thurrock, Grays, Royal Opera House, High House Production Park, Stanford Children's Centre, Sunshine Centre, Civic Square, Tilbury, Thameside Children’s Centre, Manor Road, Grays, Thameside Theatre, Grays, Thurrock, Thurrock Adult Community College, Richmond Road, Grays, Thurrock Inspire Hub, Orsett Road, Grays, Thurrock Music Services, High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet, Tilbury Children's Centre, UK
6d ago

Vacancy Description

At Thurrock we encourage and empower our social workers and senior practitioners to spend more time undertaking meaningful interventions with families and having quality contact with children, and to be passionate about the children and young people they are responsible for.

We believe that continuity and creativity are central to Thurrock’s Children Social Care, having a positive impact on children and families and offering a rewarding environment for staff.

The Family Placement Service has one vacancy for an experienced qualified Social Worker / Senior Practitioner’s, with specific experience as Supervising Social Worker, with great understanding of therapeutic intervention, experienced in running support groups for foster carers, great communications skills, good insight into children looked after.

We are always on the lookout for experienced, talented, enthusiastic Senior Practitioners and Social Workers ready to take the next step in their career.

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits including :

  • Market Supplement payment of up to £10k per annum for Senior Practitioners and £7k per annum for Social Workers performing to the set objectives (applicable after 6 months service and subject to performance and continued corporate approval)
  • Retention payment up to £3,000 per annum
  • Generous annual leave entitlement 25 days rising to 30 after 5 years’ service
  • Flexible working to enable work life balance
  • Relocation packages
  • Reflective supervision and management support
  • Excellent training opportunities and an established CPD programme
  • Find out more about Social Work in Thurrock at http : / / thurrock-social.jgp.co.uk /

    A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required for this post.

    Our vision Thurrock : a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

    Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills .

    We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside , and breath-taking countryside all around.

    There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

    We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

    Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification.

    We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

    We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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