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Adult Workforce Advisor

Salary details: £31,371 to £33,799 pro-rata

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Ref: 225970

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Wakefield Council

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Part Time

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Hours per Week: 18.5 hours (Wednesday PM, Thursday and Friday)

Closing date: 20 September 2019

Provisional Interview Date: 23rd October 2019

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Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Wakefield Council.

• A competitive salary • Generous annual leave entitlement • Access to an occupational pension scheme • A range of employee benefits including: healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount 

Due to the flexible retirement of the current post holder, an exciting opportunity has become available to job share this Adult Workforce Advisor role.

Working closely with the Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership, you will be instrumental in supporting the statutory requirement to host social work student placements and the development of Practice Educators.

You will support all Newly Qualified Social Workers in their first year of employment and will jointly lead the Internal Moderation Panel and be a member of the External Moderation Panel of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme.

Working alongside the existing post holder, you will implement the Knowledge and Skills for Post Qualifying Standards for Social Work Practice Supervisors programme.

The role requires you to have knowledge and experience of relevant learning and development methodologies and you will advise and support staff to gain knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out their work activities effectively.  

You will also work alongside front-line practitioners in the identification; design; development; commissioning; delivery and quality assurance of appropriate learning and development activities.

The role requires you to have knowledge of relevant policies, legislation and government guidance in all aspects of adult social care

If you are passionate, enthusiastic, and highly motivated, and want to make a real difference to the professional development of social workers and the wider adult social care workforce, then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Joanne Walsh on 01977 723329.

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

For further information and to apply online please visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/jobs-and-learning/jobs-and-careers

Location: Main base Civic Centre, Castleford however will be expected to commute district wide.

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