Senior Practitioner -Children

Location Southwark
Salary £26.88 - £29.90 per hour

Job Summary:
To be responsible for providing a comprehensive and effective social work service through undertaking assessments to identify the needs of children and their families who have more complex needs. To be responsible for a specialist role that supports specifically identified priorities linked to service development within the Referral and Assessment Service.

Candidate Profile:
• To hold a recognised Social Work qualification and be registered with the General Social Care Council
• To have significant experience of utilising a range of social work skills and interventions at post-qualifying level in a Referral and Assessment Service setting
• Experience of holding a complex assessment caseload, which included Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Pre-birth assessments and substance misuse.
• Experience of preparing quality reports and presenting these in a formal setting e.g. Initial Child Protection Conferences, Care Proceedings etc
• An understanding of the importance of financial controls, tracking of packages of support and of the families right to self determination
• Experience of understanding and applying management information to improve performance.
• Experience of determining priorities in the implementation of a social work service
• Experience of being able to evidence the principles of equality and diversity in providing a Social Work Service
• Being able to evidence through social work practice a consistent understanding of thresholds of risk in assessment work