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Children's Services Practitioner (Social worker)
£32,203 - £36,595
4 August 2023
20 August 2023
Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it's the reason our Children's Services team push themselves to transform the lives of children and families – in person, in service centres nationwide, and through the knowledge they share. Join us as a Childrens Services Practitioner (social worker) and make a contribution that means everything.
We're currently developing our future local services offer as we want to meet the needs of children and young people, families and professionals in Northern Ireland. The NI hub is based across two sites - Belfast and Foyle - and both are looking for a qualified social worker to join our team and make a difference in the lives of children and young people.
As a practitioner with NSPCC you will provide direct services to children, families, carers or adults working in an inter-agency context where activities will be complex and where there is a requirement to take considerable responsibility and work autonomously.
We are currently offering three services to families across the two sites;
*A sexual abuse recovery service for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse
*A perinatal mental health support service to pregnant mums and their partners (of which can be offered in the form of groupwork or individual work, which is curently being delivered online with the possibility of face to face delivery in the future)
*An online resilience building group programme for children and young people where there are concerns about their online use (of which can be offered in the form of groupwork)
We are looking for someone dynamic and enthusiastic, who is passionate about creating change and can represent the values and behaviours of NSPCC. Joining the team and engaging families in the services we offer here will be a fulfilling role for any social worker.
Whilst we work within the challenges of safeguarding children you will be well supported by your colleagues, team manager and the wider structure of the NI hub. You will also get an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the other areas in NSPCC; to widen your knowledge and skills as well as add quality to those other services i.e. NSPCC campaigns work, our schools service and our policy team. Delivery of these services also provides the opportunity to work with colleagues in other agencies, both statutory and voluntary. Full induction training is provided and we are committed to ongoing professional development.
Here at NSPCC we also offer an excellent family friendly policy and there is a good work-life balance experienced by staff.
So, if you are a qualified social worker, who has experience in working in the complexity of children and families and/or mental health and who can plan and deliver services easily, taking an inter agency approach. Someone who has the values and behaviours NSPCC are looking for within our current strategy then please do contact us to discuss further or apply via the details provided. One position is based in our Belfast office and one is based in our Foyle office.
Join us and you'll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You'll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that'll bring the best out in you. And you'll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young live.
In your application please specify clearly whether you are interested in working in our Foyle site or Belfast site.
For an informal conversation please contact the office to speak to or email
Louise Frazer - Foyle Team Manager- Louise.Frazer@NSPCC.org.uk
Geraldine McConaghy - Belfast Team GMCCONAGHY@nspcc.org.uk
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