Social Work Senior Practitioner - Children's Assessment

Location Walthamstow
Job type Permanent
Salary £43,869 - 46,860 per year
Contact Stefan Garrett
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Reference HQ00120450

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a permanent role for a Social Work Senior Practitioner to work full-time based in Walthamstow, within the Children's Assessment Team.

The salary for this permanent Senior Practitioner role is £43,869 - £46,860 per annum.

Duties:

  • Responsible for commissioning placements & resources.  This includes statutory social work in regards to regulations and standards.  
  • Undertake assessments, determine care packages/support plans and manage a range of the most complex caseload to maintain or improve the wellbeing of children and young people. Professionally supervise and support other colleagues.
  • Conduct statutory and/or complex/specialist assessments of the more vulnerable children and young people and to determine intervention/referral to the appropriate service.
  • Plan, deliver and oversee programmes or packages of care and/or support or other interventions for a complex caseload. Monitor and where appropriate review cases.
  • Provide professional expert advice and guidance to colleagues and partner agencies in supporting children and young people.
  • Liaise internally and externally and work with colleagues from other agencies to ensure children and young people's interests are supported.
  • Maintain properly documented case files, records and information.  
  • Proactively develop professional knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within area of responsibility
  • Mentor and support others in their development.
  • Contribute to the Strategic Development of the Service.

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • DBS Clearance
  • Significant  experience in a Children & Families setting
  • Experience of undertaking highly complex casework within a statutory children's setting
  • Experience of service delivery which is culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of a multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of Fostering and Residential NMS and ensure these are met.
  • Ensure placement searches for C&YP can be evidenced as being transparent, robust and in line with Local Authority care plans.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in assessing complex risk
  • Experience of having to interpret, understand and make judgements on the complex interactions between the risk and protective factors in any given situation when arriving at a decision about whether the child or young person is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm.
  • Have high-level knowledge and skills in gathering information from a range of sources, including direct observation of children and young people and their interactions with mothers, fathers and carers.
  • Know about the different methods of intervention and, on the basis of a critical review of the research evidence, understand their effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate or show evidence of having undertaken and managed to completion no of complex cases and able to demonstrate a high level of conceptualisation of critical analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • ICT skills including use of Microsoft applications.

Benefits:

  • Training
  • Reflective supervision
  • Clinical advice and support
  • Small teams and manageable caseloads
  • Administrative support
  • competitive pay package
  • Generous pension
  • Annual leave starting from 28 days
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing

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