Senior Practitioner – PKC10756
£43,566 – £46,944
Navigate, George Inn Lane, Perth
Based in George Inn Lane, Perth, Navigate is an off-site service for secondary school pupils aged 12 – 18. The service offers support to young people with social, emotional and communication needs.
Working in partnership with Secondary Schools and Social Work services, Navigate provides individual packages of additional support, social care and education for young people who will remain on their own school roll.
We have a team of Senior Social Care Officers, Pupil Support Assistants and Teachers who provide individualised and wider holistic support to our young people and their families during their time at Navigate.
Navigate is based firmly on trauma-informed approaches and the development of positive relationships. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment for our young people to learn about themselves, their learning and their futures.
You will be well-organised, able to prioritise and manage competing demands. The role will also require you to be assertive and clear in your communication, and have a clear understanding of the needs of vulnerable young people and families.
In addition, you will have a commitment to continuous professional development and in supporting the team to access opportunities to do so.
Degree in Social Work or equivalent as recognised by SSSC.
A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Practitioner to lead our team of Senior Social Care Officers.
You will be a qualified Social Worker with significant post-qualifying experience. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience working in a statutory child care setting, and will have previous supervisory experience. A post qualifying certificate in Child Protection would be desirable.
As Senior Practitioner you will be responsible, along with the Centre Leader, for the improvement agenda and team plans. You will be required to supervise Senior Social Care Officers, support staff development and when required, deputise for the Centre Leader.
For further information about this post, please contact Hazel Johnstone, Centre Leader on 01738 477970 or by email at [email protected]
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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