Social Work Senior Practitioner - Emergency Duty

Location Brecon, Powys, Wales
Job type Contract
Salary £45 per hour
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Reference 160414

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency is currently looking for a dedicated and experienced Social Work Senior Practitioner to work based in Brecon, within the Emergency Duty Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Work Senior Practitioner role is £45 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • Undertake emergency duties that cannot wait until the next working day by undertaking assessments to meet the statutory responsibilities of the local authority in accordance with relevant legislation, department policies & procedures and eligibility criteria.

  • Ensure the service provided prioritises referrals where, without immediate intervention, there is a likelihood of significant harm arising to a child, young person or vulnerable adult. This includes continuity of provision of reablement and in-house domiciliary care service.

  • Maintain a good working knowledge of legislation and good practice and contribute to the team knowledge base.

  • Co-work with a colleague to ensure that all calls are effectively screened, prioritised and responded to in a timely manner and to ensure cover across the North and South of the County.

  • Make appropriate decisions regarding the action necessary to safeguard adults & young people and children outside of office hours and without direct access to formal line management support. This means that the post holder will be making decisions that daytime practitioners would not be making on their own. Clear rationale is expected to support these decisions enabling the daytime service to follow decision making processes made out of hours.

  • Liaise and work jointly with other agencies and statutory bodies as appropriate.

Requirements of the Social Work Senior Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work.

  • Current Social Care Wales registration.

  • At least 4 years post-qualification experience as a social worker in statutory social services, including experience of interagency working, undertaking risk assessments and working with complex service user needs, and experience of dealing with conflict, hospitality and vulnerability.

  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner.

  • PQ1 and Practice Assessors Award or equivalent under the Framework for Continuing Professional Education and Learning that evidences Continuing Professional Development.

  • Full driving licence and access to personal vehicle to undertake duties from various locations as situations dictate.

  • To live within half an hour travel of North PCC border.

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team

  • In-house payroll system

  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine

This Social Work Senior Practitioner job is advertised by Kelly Page; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.