PAMS Senior Practitioner - Specialist Assessment Team

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £40,568 - £45,375 plus market premia
Location: Chatham, Kent
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 07/08/2022 at 23:55
Reference: CSC813RJ

We are looking to recruit 3 PAMS Senior Practitioners to join our newly developed Multi Disciplinary Service - Specialist Assessment Team.

You will work as part of a team of professionals to deliver specialist assessments and interventions to families where children are subject to pre-proceedings or proceedings under Public Law Outline. The children in these families will be case managed by other teams in Medway Children Services and the Specialist Assessment team will offer bespoke assessments and interventions to these families.

You will be a qualified Social Worker with 3 or more years post qualifying training. You should be working towards or have completed Practice Educator (Stage 1 and 2).

Successful candidates will have completed the PAMS and CUBAS training, or if not must be willing to complete.

Our Offer to you:

  • Market Premia of £3000 paid in equal monthly instalments
  • Essential Car User Allowance with option to request a Lease Car after 6 months
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years local government service)
  • Flexible working supporting a hybrid workstyle
  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Relocation allowance of up to £8,000
  • Free parking

To view the full range of benefits available please click here.

 To Apply

Please click on the 'Apply Online' button.  

For more information about this role, please contact Ingrid Crisan, Head of Service - Provider Services on 01634 331505 or email

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

 Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.



How to apply

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If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.


All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

Further information on this vacancy

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