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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Newcastle upon Tyne

Senior Practitioner (Permanence)
Full time
£36,379 - £39,177 per annum

37 hours per week

This is an exciting time to join Newcastle City Council and be part of delivering first class social work for vulnerable children, young people and families. These are new posts and designed to facilitate the child’s journey by supporting permanency planning. This includes provision of child permanence reports; life story work and assessments of prospective Special Guardians.

Building upon the strong track record we have already of delivering a high quality service in Newcastle, you will be actively involved in shaping our new approach to social work. You will be encouraged to develop your skills and provided with opportunities for further training and development.

You must be dynamic, committed to providing excellent services and bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families. You will be an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children in Newcastle.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

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As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


  25 Jan 2018

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