Social Care

Children's Advanced Practitioner

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Working as an expert social worker on the most challenging and complex cases.
  • Modelling and supporting others to deliver reflective practice that meets local standards and is congruent with the vision, values and practice framework, promoting relationships and engagement with children, young people and families.
  • Managing and evaluating the performance of colleagues in line with guidance for Assessed Supported Year in Employment and Council policy.
  • Promoting the continuing professional development of colleagues within the service, including facilitating team practice development and group supervision sessions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking casework with the more complex and challenging families that require a high level of social work expertise.
  • Supporting, advising and mentoring social workers to ensure understanding and compliance with legislation, statutory guidance, local procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding vulnerable children, looked after children and permanence planning.
  • Leading, modelling and supporting others to deliver relationship based, reflective practice which is congruent with the vision, values, practice framework, bottom lines and meets the expected practice standards.
  • Taking a lead role in a specialist area of practice such as domestic abuse, court work.
  • Acting as a practice educator or be willing to undertake the PEPS 1 and 2 and to offer student placements in the team.
  • Supporting the team manager in improving performance management and quality assurance.
  • Supporting social workers to write complex reports, including Child Permanence Reports, Child Protection Conference Reports and court reports.


  • At least 3 years post qualifying experience in children’s social work, including safeguarding and permanence planning.
  • Ability to analyse data and formulate plans for intervention and service provision for children and their families.
  • Experience of transferring learning/knowledge to others.
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • Excellent written and communication ability.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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