Senior Practitioner Social Work - Referral and Assessment Childrens Services

Location Enfield
Salary £30 - £35.10 per hour
  • Manage an allocated social work caseload relating to children, young people and families within the locality, including child protection and court work.
  • Prepare for, and participate in, planned work relating to court and court orders effectively and within appropriate timescales.
  • Undertake assessments in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures; with consideration to both the Framework for Assessment and risk in order to inform analysis and plans
  • Identify children in need who may also be in need of protection and effectively safeguard them.
  • Assess the needs of children and young people and determine an appropriate level of intervention and service provision, including packages of support for families. Negotiating, coordinating and providing and/or commissioning services as appropriate.
  • Gather information for referrals to assist in the determination of whether there is a need for intervention within the continuum of need and a referral recorded with Children's Social Care.
  • Ensure the needs and wishes of children are fully addressed in the assessment and planning process and that there is evidence of children and young people's participation.
  • Share responsibility for planned intervention and service provision with partners, participating in formal case reviews which will include the full range of statutory meetings and other planned meetings, as necessary.
  • Liaise with designated line manager and comply with service requirements regarding supervision, undertaking continuous professional development and attendance at formal training.
  • Be aware and responsive to the differing needs of all groups within the community.
  • Undertake any other duties in relation to this area of work, including membership of the team's duty rota.
  • Participate fully in the CAF process and be fully conversant with and work within the Safeguarding procedures 
  • Contribute to the development of social work students.