Senior Practitioner -Children's Assessment & Duty

Location Dudley
Salary £34.00 - £36.50 per hour
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE:- In accordance with the West Midlands Regional MOU, applications from existing local authorities agency workers within the West Midlands will not be considered. The candidates however do not have to live outside of the West Midlands, just not be in placement in the West Midlands currently.
We are looking for 5 Senior Practitioners to join our Assessment & Duty Teams at our Corbyn Road location. A mixture of onsite and home working arrangements in place at present.

The primary purpose of the role is to:
• Contribute to the delivery of an effective children’s social care service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people.
• Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning, and child protection investigations.
• Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multiagency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships, and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
• Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley LSCB, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation.

Key Accountabilities and Expected Outcomes
Key Accountabilities Expected Outcomes
Holds and manages a varied caseload reflecting the function of the team in accordance with relevant policies, procedures and legislation. • Cases are effectively managed.
• Outcomes for children and young people are improved.
Identifies and assesses levels of risk and need, and delivers protective or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. • Demonstrates professional judgement in managing and assessing risk to children.
• Maintains children in their families where it is safe to do so and delivers preventative interventions.
• Improves outcomes for children.
Maintains an up-to-date assessment, care plan and reviews for all cases. • Assessments care plans and reviews are of a high standard and up-to-date.