Senior Practitioner - Children

Location Oxfordshire
Salary £31.50 - £40 per hour
Discipline


  • Statutory and Early Help
  • We are looking for a dynamic and committed Senior Practitioner to support our Family Solutions Plus Teams in the transition to the Family Safeguarding Model.
  • Complete assessments make clear decisions if further work is required plan and work with children and their families subject to CIN, CP and PLO.
  • To ensure continuity/consistency in delivery of service by supervising staff as delegated by the practice manager
  • To assist Practice and Team Manager by contributing to the planning and development of the service and to assist the management of the workflow.
  • Undertake effective assessment of need, analysis and management of risk for allocated children.
  • Conduct statutory work with children who are subject to Child In Need plans, Child Protection Plans or children who are Looked After up to the point that permanency plans are put in place.
  • Carry out statutory visits, monitor and assess children’s safety and welfare and act promptly on any concerns.
  • Take responsibility for cases until they are closed or referred to another service. Including the escalation of cases to appropriate statutory and specialist teams such as Youth Offending Service, Looked After Children/Leaving Care and the de-escalation of statutory cases to workers in the Family Support Service or universal services.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with children and young people, their families and carers: providing advice and support and helping resolve conflict, where appropriate.
  • Help children and young people, families, carers and communities to make informed choices and decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date case management records and produce concise,comprehensive and timely assessment and reports.
  • Prepare and manage cases for court, including liaison with children’s guardians and other legal representatives (statutory team only).
  • Work with colleagues, other agencies and community resources to ensure that families are offered  support in their localities wherever possible
  • Represent the service in multi-agency forums and locality working.