Practice Supervisor - Youth Offending Service - Working for Essex
Salary: £40,637 to £49,183 per annum
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022
Location: Epping
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 3823
Role: Social Care
About the role

Practice Supervisor - Youth Offending Service

Secondment, Full Time

£40,637 to £49,183 per annum

Location: Epping

Closing Date: 17th August 2022

Please note this is a 2 year Secondment/Fixed Term Contract opportunity

Children and Families is recognised as a service in which social work can develop and prosper, with a culture of collaboration, integrity, and compassion; promoting the development and wellbeing of children, young people and their families; protecting them from neglect and abuse. Working together with partners delivering a range of early help, family support and effective social work interventions which build resilience, remove barriers and enable children and young people to look forward to a brighter future.

The Practice Supervisor role in the Youth Offending Service (YOS) will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team, focused on both quality assurance and operational requirements. Providing expert advice, managing complex cases and taking a supervisory role, in conjunction with the team manager. Contributing to the learning and development plan through supporting practice development across the County.

This role will champion best practice and ensure quality of work across the team, providing professional consultation and contributing to the development of practice standards.

You will need

· A recognised social work qualification i.e. Diploma, degree or Masters in social work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, with current registration with the Social Work England as a registered social worker or alternatively a qualified Probation Officer.

· Evidence of continuing professional development, aligned to any relevant Professional Competency/Capability frameworks or Knowledge and Skills Statements.

· Significant experience of frontline professional social work or criminal justice, working with complex children or young adults.

· Deep and up to date knowledge and understanding of youth justice, children’s and other relevant legislation and guidance.

· Experience of mentoring both newly qualified and experienced staff and being a subject matter expert in professional practice.

· Experience of chairing meetings involving young people, family members and/or carers and other multi-agency professionals.

· Developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for young people.

· Proven track record of clear decision making with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

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