Job of the Week

This week's job of the week is:

Project Leader (National Assessment & Accreditation System for Child & Family Social Workers) - 000004K9

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  • 22.2 hours per week
  • Fixed Term (2 years)
  • £36,462 - £43,821 per year
  • Closing Date - 16th April 2018

Cornwall Council has turned around its children's services by raising the status and expertise of its social workers through continued commitment to practice development and a core curriculum of evidence based practice. In turn, the high morale of children’s social workers in Cornwall has been achieved through a coherent Career and Qualification Pathway from training, through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment for Newly Qualified Social Workers up to Advanced Practitioner status.  Progression is based on undertaking professional development, demonstrating learning in the quality of practice and consistent performance in improving outcomes for children.

The Department for Education’s policy document, Putting Children First, delivering our vision for excellent children’s social care (July 2016) sets out Government’s vision for excellent children’s social care and the ambition for a system that works for every child, young person and family. Central to this is the development of and support for a fully confident and highly capable child and family social work profession that has been properly trained with the right knowledge and skills. The National Assessment and Accreditation System for social workers (NAAS) is a key component of the reforms that are being made.

In recognition of the excellent work that has been done in this area, Cornwall’s Children and Family Service has been invited to take part in the roll out of NAAS in the Beta implementation phase scheduled for Summer 2019. Under the guidance of the Head of Service for Practice Development and Standards (PCFSW), the Project Leader NAAS is a two-year post to lead the development and implementation of NAAS in Cornwall, and to contribute to the national learning process.

If you are an experienced, qualified social worker, with a proven record in practice development, applying learning to practice, and improving outcomes for children, we would love to hear from you.

The NAAS post is for a two-year period, with the expectation that there will be further development opportunities within our learning organisation as we continue to progress. This role is for 3 days a week – discussion can be had regarding other opportunities at the same grade to augment this role should you wish a full time post.


In addition to an excellent salary, we will:

  • Reimburse HCPC registration fees 
  • Provide access to the core curriculum – a high quality programme of learning and development to enhance skills and practice 
  • Make available our post-qualification award route Offer a relocation package for eligible candidates

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