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Practice Educator

University of Kent - Social Work

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £840 to £1,200 per student, upon the successful completion of the placement; (the travelling component is included within these figures)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th July 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022

The University of Kent is looking to recruit suitably qualified and experienced social workers with PEPS 1 & 2 awards or equivalent to join its established Practice Educator forum.  Applicants must have been the Practice Educator or PEP’S candidate and have supported a minimum of 3 social work students at either 70 or 100 day social work placements.  The main responsibility of the Practice Educator is to manage and develop social work students within their placements.

We have increased the number of social work programmes within the University of Kent and these now include: BA, MA, Step Up and Social Work Degree Apprenticeships.  

We are looking for individuals with post qualifying experience practicing as Social Workers or undertaking statutory work, knowledge of relevant legislation and practice guidance in particular the statutory responsibilities and experience of mentoring and supervising the work of others and students.  Most importantly we are looking for people who are hardworking, highly motivated and who really want to make a difference.

We contract with social care and social work agencies who provide work based placements across Kent and London.  We are looking to recruit Practice Educators who live and can travel within these areas.  

Job Description : https://docs.google.com/document/d/10qG9u-oh5T8LlIgHUSHUJK1mx8yA2fV7/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113579817350837197841&rtpof=true&sd=true

Interviews will be conducted virtually in July and August 2022

Practice Educators could have the opportunity to take part in teaching opportunities, act as a critical friend to the university, and assist with student interviews. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your professional knowledge and standing whilst also contributing directly to your CPD. 

You will be paid for your role as a Practice Educator upon the successful completion of the placement and an agreed time worked basis: 70 day placement = £840 per student, 100 day placement = £1200 per student (the travelling component is included within these figures).

Please supply copies of the following documentation to apply for the Practice Educator role and send to lssjemployability@kent.ac.uk

1) Covering Letter

2) A copy of your CV

3) Social Work England Registration Number

4) A copy of your Practice Educator Awards (Level 1 & 2) or Equivalent

5) DBS Confirmation Number, Expiry Date and DBS - Update Service Number

6) 2 x references including current or recent employer

7) Minimum requirement of supporting at least 3 x 70 day or 100 day social work degree students.

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