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Advanced Practitioner.

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Social Work Careers - Advanced Practitioner

Historically, the main route for career progression for experienced social workers was into management. However, this was not something that appealed to everyone. Now there are more options for development available.

Advanced practitioners are expected to provide leadership, promote innovation and improved practice. They are critical thinkers and contribute to the development of their team.

This could be through a management role, as a practice educator, or in a specialist advanced role such as, an independent reviewing officer, or a senior AMHP.