Senior Practitioner

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1439644

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Senior Practitioner based in Belfast.


Senior Practitioner (4867)

About Barnardo’s

At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo’s is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo’s.

Children’s House believes that every child deserves a family.  We achieve this by providing a safe and secure environment for primary school aged children who have suffered maltreatment, developmental trauma and multiple placement disruption. 

As part of an integrated service, we work to ensure that the children feel safe, happy and secure and grow towards a successful move to foster care. 

Children’s House is seeking an experienced candidate to join the team as Senior Practitioner. Our successful candidate will be directly involved in the day to day running of Children’s House. Developing bespoke packages of care, leading and supporting our dedicated professional team to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment. 

Applicants must hold the professional Social Work qualification and be registered with NI Social Care Council.

Location: Based in Children’s House

Hours:37 per week (on a shift basis, including evenings and weekends)

Pattern: Rota pattern, including evening and weekends. Given the residential nature of the service, a degree of flexibility is necessary; the role will include weekend, overnight shifts and an on call rota.

Salary: £27,814 – £33,358.  On-call allowance of £17.70

*Starting salary is generally at the beginning of the pay band however, further consideration will be given to exceptional candidates

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 and staff discounts.

To apply for this role, please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website.

Closing date for this role is 22nd September 2019.

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document for each Service.

This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

We are committed to welcoming people from a diverse background, culture and experience