Social Work Senior Practitioner - Family Support CP Team

Job type Contract
Salary Up to £35.00 per hour
Reference HQ00111642_1605105996

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Senior Practitioner to work full-time within a Family Support Child Protection Team based in Tower Hamlets. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Practitioner job is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • Prioritise and respond to requests for assistance, establishing sufficient information about the needs of clients so as to be able to determine the level of risk and the nature and type of support required.
  • Maintain accurate case records to include information and analysis, and fulfil national timescales, procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures.
  • Carry out assessments of needs and risk, and liaise with other specialists and agencies as necessary, and enable them to be involved and contribute to the process.
  • Ensure that assessments, planning and interventions pay particular attention to individual needs, strengths and wishes, and include critical reflection and analysis, aims, and options to achieve change. Develop and progress care plans as necessary, ensuring that care plans include clear statements of purpose, change, outcome and impact for child and family social work.
  • Undertake at all times to work respectfully and collaboratively with service users, and take into account the views of children, young people and their carers and to facilitate inclusive practice to ensure participation is achieved.
  • Initiate, chair and participate in reviews, cases conferences and other professional meetings, and provide reports as required. Undertake court work as required.
  • Negotiate with users, carers and internal and external partners concerning the methods to meet the needs identified by each assessment. Plan services to meet individual needs in cooperation with children and families; to form trusted and effective working relationships with relatives, carers, friends, health and colleagues from other agencies [e.g. education, health, police, employers, and housing].
  • Assist and enable users and carers to play a full part by extending to them advice, support, consultation and guidance and arrange advocacy services, and escalating issues, where necessary.
  • Work within budgetary limits laid down by Council policy and to operate within the Financial Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council. Inform the line manager of specific needs which cannot be met because of the unavailability of services or because of limits to budgetary provision.
  • Maintain awareness of current research findings and ensure all assessments and plans are informed by research and evidence.

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services


This Senior Practitioner job is advertised by Jess Ling; 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.