*If you are interested in this role but not based in North West, we are often recruiting in North East, Midlands, South West and London so please send your CV via email and we’ll be in touch when a vacancy comes up.
This role is a 12-month fixed-term contract (maternity cover).
To help us achieve our mission, we are recruiting qualified social workers with direct experience of working with children and families and knowledge and experience of supporting social work students. We are looking for candidates who can lead the delivery of teaching across the year, support participants in their local authority units and supervise participants during the 2nd year of the Frontline programme.
Practice Tutors (PTs) work closely as a peer group to share effective ways of working across participant units, local authorities and regions. They play a key role within the development and delivery of our social work curriculum, contributing knowledge and expertise to create a culture that promotes outstanding social work education and that enables teams to do their best work in order to achieve our mission to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home.
PTs are responsible for teaching and developing participants at the five-week summer institute, regional recall days and, in the participant units within local authorities. PTs support a number of participant units, based within statutory children’s social care services. Each unit is led by a Consultant Social Worker (CSW). Core to the Practice Tutor role is the ability to provide support, challenge and guidance to participants and CSWs to ensure a high quality practice learning experience.
Applicants need a good understanding of the social work role and have the ability to make links with adults’ and children’s services. To apply you need excellent social work practice skills, experience of developing others and a commitment to educating a new generation of social workers. This role provides the opportunity to genuinely align practice and theory. In doing so you to be a committed to evidence informed practice models and have an appetite to exploring different and innovative approaches to teaching these models. PTs are supported to gain fellowship status with the HEA if not already held.