Thurrock Senior Practitioner SW6629

SW Locums are offering this Senior practitioner temporary social work post on behalf of Thurrock Children’s Services. This is an ongoing temporary post paying up to £32

Should you wish to be considered for this post and others please call Sean at SW Locums on 01920 823775

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Essential Requirements include:

Knowledge required to recognise and evaluate risk to children and assess possible measure to reduce that risk

Knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to working in children’s services

Knowledge of key child care and child protection research and assessment frameworks

Some knowledge of vision and priorities of the council and how this post contributes to their achievement

Some awareness of legislation relating to Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Experience of working with children and families within statutory, independent or third sector

Experience of direct work with children and young people

Ability to travel within the borough or be a car driver with a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes

HCPC Registration

Commitment to continuous professional development and the acquisition of advanced and specialist skills and knowledge

Able to work flexible hours if required

Duties Include: 

To safeguard vulnerable children and young people.

To provide high quality, professional casework service which meets desired outcomes to all Children & Family service users in the most complex family situations.

To promote children living with their family where safe to do so and for those children whom are looked after to promote their welfare and help improve their life chances and outcomes.

To comply with legislation, statutory guidance and local policies and procedures

To work with colleagues to achieve service plan objectives/targets

To participate in one to one Performance Development Reviews/Appraisals and contribute to the identification of your own and team development needs

To actively promote the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Diversity Strategy and observe the standard of conduct which prevents discrimination taking place

To ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and all locally agreed safe methods of work

To fully understand, and be aware of, the Council’s commitment to the Section 17 duty of the Crime & Disorder Act 1998 to prevent crime and disorder.

To ensure that all vulnerable children in need and children in care receive a service that reflects the Department’s commitment to safeguarding and putting the needs of individual children first

To model good practice that reflects a value based approach to working with children and their families and is child-centred

To work in partnership with service users, to undertake focused assessments, plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures

To work directly with children and young people to establish their wishes and feelings, using a variety of techniques, as required

To work within accepted standards of customer care and to provide a respectful and sensitive service at all times

To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation and use the Integrated Children’s System to promote effective case management

To prepare reports for meetings, i.e. Child protection conference, strategy meetings, Children in Care Reviews, Children in Need meetings, and court proceedings as necessary, to the required standard and within the set timescales.

To contribute to the progression of the relevant performance plans and targets

To monitor use of resources to promote maximum results

To keep up to date with research findings and new thinking within the social work field.

To identify training needs and maintain requirements for professional registration

To be available for supervision, as required and to prepare for supervisory sessions, as required by the Team Manager

At the discretion of the Manager such other activities as may from time to time be required to ensure the needs of the service are met