SW Locums are looking for an experienced social worker with a strong background in Children & Families to work as a Practice Manager
This post is in the Children in Care team : children who are placed at home with their birth parents and relevant assessments and intervention is required to progress plans so their Care Orders can be revoked. The Team will also progress plans so permanence can be achieved through their carers being granted SGO or CAO’s.
Pay is up to £35 per hour
All candidates will have at least three years front line experience. Have worked in a child protection team undertaking section 47, taking cases to CP conferences, writing CP reports, chairing core group meetings, doing direct work with children, managing complex cases. This may also mean taking cases to court. You may also work with children in care.
Northampton had a good OFSTED and staff work in a supportive environment.
Successful candidates will enjoy the following benefits –
– Manageable caseloads
-Professional development. Commitment by this authority to the training staff.
-Flexible working allowing the opportunity to work from home as all staff supplied with chrome books to facilitate this.
-Car parking provided at workplace
-Toil, where it is previously agreed by management
In the team you will have accountability for achieving clearly specified and measurable results either personally or through the leadership of a team. Will be dealing with complex problems and issues within the boundaries of technical or professional skill and knowledge. Will make recommendations on procedural improvements and other initiatives to enhance team performance.
Roles requiring a level of professional expertise to deliver a front line service.
Co-ordinate and undertake direct work to support children, young people and families/carers.
Build purposeful, effective relationships with children and families using effective evidence
based, social work approaches to ensure that the outcomes identified in the child’s care plan are met.
Be the lead or key worker for a child/family as appropriate.
Expectations on Professional Development
● Use regular supervision meetings to reflect on:
(i) Casework, including overall plans and outcomes
(ii) Accountability and priority of work
(iii) Professional development and training
● Attend and contribute to team and other relevant meetings.
● Prepare for and contribute to the annual appraisal and undertake required continuing
● Keep up to date with service and professional developments.
● Undertake the Post Qualifying Award Training.
● Undertake the practice teaching award training and provide “practice teaching” support to trainee/student social workers.
● Provide consultation and advice to junior colleagues, particularly in relation to statutory
proceedings and interventions
● Comply with the codes and standards of the HCPC.