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Senior Practitioner - Children with Disabilities Team - Safeguarding East

Birmingham Children's Trust
Salary up to £53,474(This is made up of a basic salary with a retention payment of £5,000 per annum, additionally there is an incentive payment of £1,000 & Relocation Package of up to £8,000 subject to tax and NI deductions - T's & C's will apply)
1 Avenue Road, Birmingham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36.5 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/05/2024 at 23:59
Birmingham Children's Trust

Birmingham Children’s Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The report confirms the progress we are making. Birmingham Children’s Trust is a great destination for work and career development.

The Children with disabilities service are looking for experienced Senior Practitioners to join our teams across the city.

We are looking for ambitious professionals with a proven track record in safeguarding who will work with children with disabilities and their families, undertake management of complex situations,  complete assessments of exceptional quality, managing interventions through child in need planning, supporting children in care, safeguarding and court work and working aspirationally to support all  our children in preparing for adulthood.

The role involves the implementation, monitoring and reviewing of child friendly plans within multi agency meetings relating to the assessed needs of the children and young people we work with. Developing effective working partnerships with children, families and the professionals around them to ensure disabled children have the same opportunities and non-disabled peers.

You will have previous experience of supervising and mentoring newly qualified social workers and students and ensure effective casework in a highly pressurised environment with an encouraging, supportive and collaborative consistent approach to management.

You will be a team player working with colleagues in a range of disciplines, sharing knowledge and providing support and advice to deliver the best possible outcomes for local children and their families.

Birmingham Children’s Trust continues to go from strength to strength. We are the largest provider of social care services for children, young people and families in the country. Our goal is to become a centre of excellence for all our workforce.

Working in the Trust gives you the opportunity to acquire a diverse set of professional experiences; and exceptional professional development.  You will have a manageable caseload, which is underpinned by strong and secure management and key professional networks.  

There has never been a better time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust and build on your career. 

Our vision is to build a Trust that provides excellent social work and family support for and with the city’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.

About you….

You will be a passionate, motivated and committed Social Worker who has completed their ASYE and has core and valuable previous experience within Children Services.

You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England.

About Us…..why we are different as a Trust….

We know and understand that being a social worker is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer and excellent benefits.

Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including competitive rewards and pension, a generous annual leave package with 30 days leave plus bank holidays; ‘Golden hello’, Retention payment from day 1 of joining for first two years of service and our recently launched Salary Sacrifice Car Leasing Scheme; to name a few.  To find out more click HERE

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do. 

If you need more information about working for us; email our in-house recruitment team at Paula.Carr@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

Or if you want an informal discussion about the role email Sarah.Moore@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk or Kalwant.Dhugga@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk

You must have completed your ASYE to apply for this vacancy. 


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