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Senior Practitioner – Fixed Term- Disabled Children’s Referral and Access Team

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£39,120 - £42,137
Fixed Term
Buttsgrove Centre - Huntingdon
Closing date:
17 July 2022 at midday
Nationally Cambridgeshire is at the forefront of introducing Self-Direct Support within children and Young People’s Services so join us in shaping our service and making a real difference to the lives of Disabled Children and Young People.

The Disability Social Care 0-25 Service is recruiting a fixed term Senior Practitioner for our Disabled Children’s Referral and Access Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a lively and dynamic team which acts as the first point of contact for all new referrals for disabled children requiring a social care assessment across Cambridgeshire. The team regularly undertake safeguarding enquiries and therefore experience of statutory safeguarding practice is required.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner who is highly motivated, experienced and committed to working with Disabled Children and their families. The role offers excellent training opportunities and a chance to play a real part in the creation of something great.

We believe in giving Young People and their Families choice, control and flexibility in how they manage their support needs, and the right to access inclusive services and be part of their own community. Social workers will be expected to use Person Centered Planning approaches in seeking the views, wishes and feelings of the children and young people.

Our Buttsgrove office is situated in easily accessible locations, with great public and private transport links, especially from London and Peterborough. We also offer free parking. In response to COVID19, we are working to a hybrid model at present, with part-remote options available whilst still supporting colleagues in offices and our service users.

Our benefits include:

• A permanent management team who are dedicated to supporting their staff. This could be in the form of weekly meetings or separated case discussions and personal supervision. We believe that our Social Workers should be given dedicated time to focus on their own development, as well as their caseloads.
• A competitive salary between - £39,120 - £42,137
• A relocation package of up to £8,000
• Generous annual leave entitlement (28 days plus Bank Holidays from day one)
• Local government pension scheme
• Agile working
• Excellent training and career progression across Cambridgeshire County Council.

You must be a qualified social worker with current SWE registration with experience of working with children and families or disabled adults, with an understanding of relevant statutory frameworks, proven knowledge of child development and the
ability to implement effective interventions with children and families. You must be willing and able to work throughout the Cambridgeshire area.

This is a great opportunity for you to work within a diverse and supportive team who will empower you to make important decisions and find creative solutions to challenging situations.

For an informal discussion , please contact Rachel Hornsbury (Team Manager) on 07776679457 or Email

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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