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Children's Services Practitioner

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£32,203 - £36,595

Posted Date

6 June 2024


Closing Date

30 June 2024

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 our regional hubs, and through the knowledge they share. Join us as a Social Work qualified Children's Services Practitioner and make a contribution that means everything.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the NSPCC South West & Channel Islands regional hub for two (full and part-time) enthusiastic and dynamic Social Work qualified Children's services Practitioners to join our team. You will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and expertise within services that are preventative that can enhance future career options, whilst also directly contributing to the wellbeing and safety of children and young people.

As a Social Work qualified Children's Services Practitioner you will be playing a key role in increasing our reach and impact across the region through the provision of direct services, working in partnership with other agencies, community capacity building in identified local communities and involving service users in planning, decision making and evaluation.

In this role you will contribute to service development not only in terms of direct work but also be able to get involved in evaluation, influencing and dissemination of learning and have the opportunity to be part of our new 10-year strategy to help end cruelty to children. You will also contribute to the delivery of local campaigns and work alongside our School's Service to reach more children, young people and families across the region.

In return, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of new projects and developments, have a manageable caseload, excellent training and development opportunities and be supervised and supported by a Team Manager with knowledge and experience of practice and who will show a real commitment to enabling you to achieve your potential.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, they are the reason we can keep working to protect children and prevent abuse. So, to ensure our employees feel happy, supported, and valued, we offer a range of fantastic benefits. Below are just a few:

- Your salary is reviewed every year to ensure it's at least comparable with the UK's top 5 charities
- You are entitled to 29 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (if you work full-time), after 5 years this increases to 32 days!
- We match your pension contributions up to 7%
- You have access to our online discount portal with over 3,000 discounts & offers
- You have access to our Wellness Hub which provides tools to support your wellbeing (Employee Assistance Programme, emotional resilience training, mindfulness resources and more!)

You will have:

- a recognised social work qualification and registration with the relevant social care council within the UK.
- previous experience of direct work with children and families in a social care, health or community setting.
- good working knowledge of child protection best practice, identifying risk and how to initiate child protection interventions.

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 lives.

We are committed to play our part in creating and fostering a society that promotes mutual respect and that truly values individuality and difference. All our candidates are considered fairly based on their merit, competence and performance and are always keen to hear from talented people from a diverse background.

How to apply for this role:

Caritas Recruitment are supporting us with recruitment for this. If you are a qualified social worker to apply for this role, please email a supporting statement on how you meet the person specification and CV to

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andrew Freeman, Assistant Director – South West and Channel Islands on 07710143421 or email

We are recruiting on a rolling recruitment basis for this role. Applications will be reviewed immediately and if successful at shortlisting will be invited to interview prior to the closing date.

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Key Documents

- CSP Level 3 Social Worker (Local Services)_FINAL_November2023 .pdf (0.98 MB)
- CSP Level 3(social worker) - T&C.pdf (91.00 KB)

Supporting Documents

- Policy on storage handling use retention and disposal of DBS PVG and Access NI disclosures (227.92 KB)
- Our Benefits (1.50 MB)
- Recruitment of ex-offenders policy (268.33 KB)
- Safeguarding Statement (455 kB)
- Inclusive Recruitment Practices (943 kB)
- EDI Action Plan (677 kB)

Working in the Services team The application process

As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.

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