Senior Practitioner - Leaving Care

Role: Senior Practitioner Location: Kent Type: Permanent Ref: 557

Job Description

Senior Practitioner - Leaving Care - South East London

Role:  Senior Practitioner
Location: South East London
Team:  Leaving Care
Up to £44,661 + £6,000 in bonus
Contract:  Full Time (Permanent)

Our Local Authority client in South East London is currently looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Leaving Care team in Children’s Services. 

There is an incentive scheme in place to increase salary packages within Up to £50,661

As a Senior Practitioner on the Leaving Care team in South East London, you will need to have at least 2 year post qualifying experience in a similar team or have completed an ASYE.

To be considered as a Senior Social Worker for this role in South East London you will also need:

HCPC Registration
Social Work Qualification
Recent DBS Check
2+ Years Experience

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths-based practice
  • Provide expert advice and support to less experienced staff on aspects of casework ensuring a high level of practice is demonstrated.
  • Support the transition of young people from care to independence as they move from the Child in Care teams to the 16+ Care Leavers teams.
  • Contribute to the learning and development of others either through supporting a newly qualified social worker and acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement.
  • Lead on an area of practice i.e. contextual safeguarding, Education Training and Employment, Emotional Wellbeing, Court Work etc.
  • To be a Signs of Safety Champion and consistently use the Signs of Safety practice model in assessments and interventions with children and their families.
  • Prepare clear, structured and concise reports for meetings to the required standard and within the prescribed timescales.
  • Participate in regular supervision to review case work and critically reflect on the work being undertaken. Provide Group Supervision sessions to Social Workers and Personal Advisors.
  • To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Experienced Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council specific recording systems to promote effective case management.
  • Contribute to service development in line with local plans, initiatives, and strategies.
  • To deputise for the Team Manager when necessary and as appropriate.

As an agency, Sheldon Phillips will provide you with:

A dedicated Recruitment Consultant to support your job search
Market leading rates of pay

If you are interested in the role as a Senior Practitioner within a Leaving Care team in South East London, contact Fred Thomas on 01635 226350.

Until the end of October we are offering £300 for referrals which result in successful placement so if this role isn't for you be sure to pass it on to any friends/colleague who may be looking!

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