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DDP Practitioner

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£39,026 – £42,626 pa

Achieving for Children, Windsor & Maidenhead


Full Time

37 hours per week • Fixed Term – 9 months initially.


15/05/2019 at 23:59 PM


Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

We are looking for a DDPI accredited DDP Practitioner to join our Child Protection teams at a time of exciting and positive change.

As a DDP Practitioner in Child Protection for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Promoting the systemic model of work across the organisation and ensure the project is joined up with other initiatives.
  • Undertake specialist systemic assessments and therapy.
  • Provide consultations to a wide range of staff.
  • Ensure that the model of delivery meets DfE Partners in Practice (PIP) objectives and evaluation demonstrates achieved outcomes whilst at the same time ensuring sustainability.

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

To be a DDP Practitioner in Strengthening Families Plus for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Putting children, young people and their families first.
  • Qualified as both a Social Worker DDPI accredited DDP Practitioner.
  • HCPC registered.
  • Able to provide consultation and training to a range of professionals on mental health, resilience and wellbeing.
  • Have at least 2 years’ experience in working with complex and vulnerable families.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities, including Signs of Safety training, specialist CPD and much more. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Rebecca Askew (Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist – Wellbeing) 01628 796688 for an informal discussion.

Closing date: 15 May 2019

Interviews: 23 May 2019

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

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