Oxford Social Worker Senior Practitioner SW1627

SW Locums are looking to recruit the services of a UK Experienced Senior Practitioner with HCPC Registration as a qualified social worker. The post will be in the Children & Families team based in Oxford and you will be required to contribute to and apply the Council’s strategy to support vulnerable children and families.

All candidates will need an enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months or be registered with the DBS Update service. You will be capable to ensure service is delivered in line with Oxfordshire’s principles and values of working with partners, children and families.

This is a full time post paying up to £40 per hour

Main Duties:

  1. To provide timely support and interventions to vulnerable families to address safeguarding concerns and reduce risks to children and young people
  2. To provide case work to children, young people and families who meet the threshold for the service, these will include children and young people whose needs approach but do not reach the thresholds for statutory intervention ( as defined by the matrix of needs) , and those who require a statutory response through CIN, CP or LAC.
  3. To offer a range of group programmes to children, young people and families who meet the threshold for the service
  4. To deliver and co-ordinate services within the designated Children and Family Centres
  5. To provide both casework and group programmes through outreach to venues other than the Children and Family Centres
  6. Provide services in-line with the expectations of the Thriving Families programme

Candidate specification:

  • An understanding of the impact of abuse, social deprivation and disadvantage on children, young people and their families
  • Knowledge of child care legislation with the proven ability to successfully implement this in the workplace
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of safeguarding principles
  • Knowledge of threshold of needs matrix and early help services
  • Experience of working with complex cases in a children and families setting
  • Experience of working in an unpredictable, fast paced environment and managing competing and changing priorities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in cluding the ability to record and produce concise, accurate written work including reports and case records to deadline
  • Excellent analytical skills and planning skills with the ability to make well informed decisions
  • Experience of acting as a professional representative of the service including leading multi-professional meetings
  • Experience of inter-agency working to promote the best possible outcomes for children
  • Excellent assessment and supervision skills
  • Proven track record of contribution to service development
  • Knowledge of Troubled Families National programme

For statutory teams:

  • Application of child care and child protection proceedings (statutory teams).
  • Experience and proven track record of working in children and families social care settings, including court work

For Early Help teams:

  • Experience of delivering evidence based interventions
  • Understanding of Early Years theories and integrated practices

Understanding of NEET agenda