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Senior Social Work Practitioner

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Northern Ireland



£29,206 - £35,728

Posted Date

2 February 2023

Pharos EDACT

Closing Date

10 February 2023

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Senior Social Worker Practitioner at Pharos, a well-established Barnardo's Children's Service which works with families affected by Parental Substance Misuse.

This is a permanent Full-Time/37 h.p.w. posts working in Belfast and South Eastern Trust areas. Consideration will be given to applicants seeking part time working, contingent on meeting the needs of the service.

The current salary range is £29,206-£35,728 (this is not an incremental scale). This is currently under review with a significant uplift expected from April 2023.

The service is funded by the Public Health Agency, and we work in close partnership with the Health and Social Care Trusts to deliver a range of interventions with children and families.

If you have a desire to work therapeutically with children, young people and families to improve longer term outcomes for children and you are you a qualified (have completed AYE) Social Worker with proven experience of working in a family and childcare setting, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for suitably experienced staff who:

- are interested in developing meaningful relationships with children and adults;
- can work effectively as part of a wider team;
- support individuals and families to achieve their potential;
- maintain a strength based approach;
- are committed to ongoing professional development opportunities; and
- can work flexibly to meet the needs of children.

What can we offer?

- A comprehensive induction programme
- Regular individual and team supervision
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- The opportunity to be part of a well-established and experienced team

Please ensure that you outline on your application how you meet the required criteria listed in the attached Additional Information Sheet.

In return Barnardo's offers a reward package that includes a competitive salary, 26 days annual leave and 10 statutory/public holidays (pro-rata) per annum, a contributory pension scheme, an additional holiday purchase scheme and staff discounts.

Location: 23 Windsor Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6EE

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £29,206 - £35,728 FTE (currently under review)

Closing date: Friday 10th February 2023 at midnight

Proposed Interview date: Monday 27th February 2023

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A waiting list will be compiled for similar vacancies that may become available across Barnardo's NI over the next 12 months. There may also be opportunities for additional hours for fixed term periods.

The successful candidate will also be required to undertake enhanced Child and Adult barred AccessNI check.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

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