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Bristol City Council

Full Time, Permanent

Do you want to be part of a passionate and valued team providing the best outcomes possible for children and young people?

If this sounds like you, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to join an established but developing service as Senior Practitioner within the Placements Team working within the heart of Bristol City Council’s Children’s Services.

We are looking for a qualified social worker that is looking to support outstanding practice in matching and quality support in regards to supporting care plans for children and young people looked after.

The responsibilities of the Senior Practitioner include:

Day to day allocation of case work and other responsibilities.
Contribute to the continuous professional development of The Placement Officers, including staff supervision, appraisal and development.
Manage and process referrals to the service and be the first point of contact for the wider service regarding this
Take a lead in case management for the team and undertake complex casework.
Chair placement support meetings and planning and review meetings.
Oversee team activity returns and other statistical reports as required, in particular ensuring data collection and monitoring the quality of data input onto relevant databases.

Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

If you would like to find out more information regarding the role of the Senior Practitioner, please call the Children’s Placements Service on 0117 3574 679.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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