Senior Practitioner-Children in need

Location Gloucestershire
Salary £39.00 - £41.50 per hour
To work closely with children, young people and their families, other staff within the service function and partner agencies to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.  To promote a range of services which carry out statutory duties as required by legislation and guidance.  To assess the needs of children, young people and families to plan and implement suitable multi-agency interventions and service provisions to meet need and review outcomes. This is what we need you to do...  Build positive relationships with children and their families through direct work to ensure that their voices, wishes and feelings are heard.  Provide a clear, accurate and holistic assessment of a child and their family needs in line with statutory and local guidance and in collaboration with the child, their family and other agencies.  Carry a case load of children and families in line with the experience of the social worker and the organisational needs of the service function, including children in need in child protection plans and children in care.  Carry a caseload which will progress in number and complexity and which meets the needs of the service.  Develop SMART plans with children and their families to balance risk factors and needs to achieve outcome focussed interventions.  To undertake direct work with children, young people and families in order to manage risk and achieve the sustained and positive outcomes identified in assessments and plans.  Prepare high quality reports for relevant meetings and to present them to a variety of other professionals.  Prepare high quality statements and paperwork for legal proceedings and be able to represent the child, young person and their families and the council in court and other settings.  Update and maintain high quality case files on LiquidLogic ensuring that all key information about the child’s circumstances and plans are recorded within timescales and comply with the Data Protection Act.  Continue to monitor and review the progress of plans and outcomes for children and young people.