Advanced Practitioner

Halford House ( Halford Street Entrance)

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 20th January 2020

Salary: £38813 - £41675

Total salary package*: £56827

Job Reference: LCC00792

Hours: Full Time


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Your role

We are looking for an experienced Social Worker interested in progression to the next level in their career.

In this role you will be required to undertake a range of duties to support the Social Workers and Team Managers across the division as directed by the Service Managers.

You will support Newly Qualified Social Workers to support their development in order to ensure they provide a quality service to families and meet statutory obligations.

You will manage a workload encompassing case- related issues alongside supporting NQSW’s. You will maintain administrative systems to maintain performance systems and act as a practice resource for the service.

You will need

You will have a significant post qualifying experience at level 3 as a Social Worker. To succeed in this role you will have knowledge of relevant children’s legislation, research, procedures and policies.

You will be able to confront challenges, balance risk and make appropriate decisions. The role requires for you to have an ability to work outside normal office hours and visit locations across the city.

You must have recognised qualifications in Social Work e.g. CQSW, DIP SW or CSS, post qualification training and must be a practice educator or willing to undertake training

Additional information

Full Time

2 x fixed term contracts until June 2020

1 x fixed term contract until December 2020

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Helen Smith on 0116 454 3660

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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As the unitary authority for the largest city in the East Midlands, at Leicester City Council we’re committed to using our creativity and drive to improve the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home.
We take decisions that affect people across our city every day in areas from social services and housing to roads and leisure facilities. From transport and education to major developments and improvements. From attracting businesses to Leicester, creating jobs for our people through to encouraging investments. Join us and you’ll help to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Leicester.



"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."


"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

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