Senior Practitioner Special Guardianship role

Location Bromley, Greater London, England
Salary £32 - £35 per hour
Discipline
Special Guardianship role under the Connected Person Team
 


To discharge the authority’s responsibilities under the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation with respect to children in need, particularly those in need of protection and those looked after by the authority.

 

  1. With appropriate supervision, assess for and provide services to children and families in need within the framework of the appropriate legislation, regulations, departmental procedures and child care policy. This will include responsibility for children and families where needs are particularly complex and problematic.
 
  1. To ensure that services are efficiently and effectively provided, liaising as necessary with other divisions, Council Departments, N.H.S. trusts, schools, carers, voluntary and independent sector providers.
 
  1. To maintain high standards of professional practice within their own workload and to promote and enhance such practice within the team and division.
 
  1. Senior Practitioners may be responsible for supervision of some staff (up to level III Social Workers) in the service and share the operational management of the service.
 
  1. All postholders are expected to maintain professional standards of practice and to work in accordance with the Departmental vision, values, procedures and managerial guidance.
 


6.   To manage a caseload of children and families, including:


 


6.1       Making a comprehensive assessment of need, in partnership with the child, parents, other family members and professionals as appropriate in accordance with the National Assessment Framework.


 


6.2       Planning, implementing and terminating interventions.


 


6.3       Facilitating the provision and co-ordination of appropriate services.


 

6.4       Making referrals to the Community Mental Health Team where adults have particularly complex or problematic needs and maintaining liaison with psychiatric services in order to promote timely and effective management of mental health problems