Northumberland County Council Careers

Advanced Practitioner – NAS


About the role

Full time – 37 hours per week
£40,478 – £44,539

This is an exciting time to join the Adolescent Service, with child exploitation as a priority area, we are committed to disrupting exploitation and making safer communities for young people in Northumberland.

The Service.

• You will have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment, ideally with direct experience of working with adolescents.


• You will always want to hear the young person’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.


• You will have excellent communication skills and be able to make decisions and plans with young people and their families.


• You will have proven ability to transfer knowledge and skills to colleagues through coaching, mentoring and co-working.


• You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of children, young people and families.


• You will understand the importance of performance information and your contribution to maintaining high standards.


• You will not be afraid to think creatively to solve problems.


• You will be passionate about maximising a young person’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.


• You will be confident in establishing a professional network that promotes learning and practice development for self and others this will include providing critical reflection and challenge to support the development of social workers. However, you are not expected to have direct line management responsibilities.


• You will care enough to want to make a difference – every day.


If your skill-set includes the above, come and join a progressive and innovative multi agency organisation which values all of our employees.


You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the SWE.


We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

The Role.

The Exploitation Advanced Practitioner role will sit within our Youth Justice Service and will carry a reduced caseload of complex young people exposed to extra familial harm. The role will support key workers across the county to ensure young people’s plan’s address issues related to Missing, Slavery, Exploitation and Trafficking.


In the Adolescent Service we care, every day, about the safety, wellbeing and future of young people.

We are offering.

• A competitive salary starting at £40,478 with a wide range of additional benefits, the opportunity to continually develop skills and experience across a range of different specialist teams within children’s and adults across rural and urban localities.


• Regular line-management supervision


• A supportive environment


• Career progression opportunities


• A generous remuneration package


• Induction, support and mentoring from day one in post


• Flexible working


• Training and support in the Signs of Safety practice model

Further information.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at

Ready to apply?


Step 1:

Apply using the link below


Step 2:

We’ll contact you for a phone interview


Step 3:

We’ll carry out a face to face interview


Step 4:

We'll let you know if you've been successful or not within 7 days!

Advanced Practitioner – NAS