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Senior Practitioner - Young People's Service

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Are you determined and passionate about improving the lives of vulnerable young people?

Do you believe that, even when things are very difficult, change is possible?

Are you experienced in leadership and able to inspire a team to deliver great services during an improvement journey and a period of change?

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior Practitioner with a background in leading family practitioners to achieve exceptional outcomes with children, young people, and families where there are multiple risks and a need for targeted multi-agency family support.  If you’re a proven leader who can inspire those around you to succeed during a period of change, here’s your chance to help us make our vision a reality.

As a Senior Practitioner in the Young People’s Service, you will be responsible for managing, motivating and supporting a diverse team of multi-skilled practitioners who hold a caseload and deliver high-level complex intervention.  Your professional leadership and support will help them deliver best practice working alongside families and partners, and effectively manage their workloads to agreed standards and timeframes. You will be committed to ensuring their practice and advice is consistently of a high standard and they will look to you for expert guidance and supervision where child safeguarding and complex cases and decisions are presented. 

We are committed to building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people, and families at the heart of all we do. Our aim is to provide young people and families with the right services at the right time and for young people to be supported to make a successful transition to adulthood. 

Interviews will take place on Monday 1st July 2024.


About you

You will be highly organised and have substantial experience and skills in leading, managing, motivating, and developing a team of high performing professionals providing intensive family support.

Be a skilled communicator with the ability to build purposeful working relationships with internal and external partners to ensure that our children, young people and families get the right help from the right service at the right time. 

Have the ability to lead through improvement journeys and change

Have proven experience of leading with a focus on quality assurance, partnerships and ensuring effective, best practice.

Have significant direct experience of working in an integrated way with children, young people, and families.

You meet the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and experience as required in the Job specification

Our benefits

We are committed to continuous improvement, building a skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible workforce alongside promoting innovation and creativity whilst keeping children, young people and families at the heart of all we do.

We really value our workforce and offer you a great benefits package including:

  • 2 Day Induction Programme
  • Extensive Learning & Development and career development opportunities
  • Flexible and family working arrangements including enhanced maternity benefits
  • A permanent, supportive and inclusive management team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions
  • Local government Pension Scheme
  • Heavily subsidised town centre car parking scheme
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 28 days’ annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) and an additional 5 days, after 5 years’ service
  • Opportunity to purchase up to 25 days
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Monthly quality supervision

About us

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust was established in November 2020 to deliver Children’s Services to the newly established North and West Northants County Councils. The Trust is wholly owned and funded but operationally independent from the Councils; this provides the organisation with unique opportunities to explore new ways of working and to be more agile and adaptable in its approach to service delivery. We are developing a culture that allows the very highest quality of professional practice to flourish and evolve, delivering at the cutting edge of new innovation. 

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