Practice Development Officer Ref:3006291

Practice Development Officer
Job Number LCC02659
£38890 - £43857

The Role

Liverpool City Council are seeking to appoint a Practice Development Officer within Children and Young People’s Services. The post is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families. Liverpool is undergoing key changes and this and exciting time to join us. As the Practice Development Officer you will work extensively across all areas of Children’s Services to facilitate, enable and embed change.

The Director and senior team are committed to supporting and motivating an experienced, stable and skilled workforce to ensure we deliver excellent services.

We have an established Assessed and Support Year in Employment (ASYE) programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs). This role is responsible for;

delivery and co-ordination of varied workshops, supervision, learning opportunities and reviews of this work.
case audit and development activity for the whole Children’s workforce as part of a small team.

As a core city Liverpool is responsible for providing placements to both local and national universities. The role will involve supporting both students and practice educators throughout the duration of their placements.

We are looking for an outstanding social worker with previous experience both of working with children and families and in practice development who has the ability to adapt and use practice experience and people skills to identify development needs in others. Candidates should be comfortable with public speaking and have experience of supervising other Social Workers.

This is an exciting opportunity to broaden career aspirations into wider practice development, improvement and learning. In return we offer a generous pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, agile technology, a culture of learning and continuous improvement and staff offers.

Previous applicants need not apply.

We are committed to support practitioners to continue their professional development by providing specialist workforce development activity throughout a worker’s career pathway underpinned by a career progression whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance.

If you are keen to find out more information about the role, just call Kerry Crampton on 0151 233 0484 and Kerry will arrange for you to talk to the manager.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) offers a confidential checking service for transgender applicants. Please contact the sensitive applications team on 0151 676 1452 or email for more information.

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

We will ensure that disabled applicants are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and interview process. If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, please contact the recruitment team on 0151 233 3003 or
£20,903.00 - £24,491.00
Closing date
35 hours
How to apply
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