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Medway Council - Senior Practitioner - Children in Care

  • Location

    Medway, Kent

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £38.5 - £39.5 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

  • Contact email:

    Mikeala@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    39

  • Salary low:

    38

  • Job ref:

    MIKEALA_1632307155

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-22

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Our client Medway Council is looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Children in Care team.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

Safeguard and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people through the provision of high quality social work practice, supporting them to achieve their full potential, living within their family if safe to do so.

Participate in effective partnership working and engagement and to work collaboratively with a range of organisations, statutory and voluntary in delivering services to children and young people.

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

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.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Manage a complex caseload within a framework of appropriate reflective supervision, undertaking focused, analytical assessments, SMART plans and reviews that have clear objectives and outcome measures in order to ensure

that all looked after children receive a service that reflects the Council's commitment to achieving positive outcomes for our looked after children.

Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths based practice, assessing and managing higher levels of risk and working collaboratively with children, young people and their families and carers.

Provide expert advice and support to less experienced staff on aspects of casework ensuring a high level of practice is demonstrated.

Contribute to the learning and development of others either through supporting a newly qualified social worker, supervising a family support worker, acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement, or contributing to training activities in a specialist area.

Lead on an area of practice (i.e. contextual safeguarding, Mind of My Own (MOMO), Life story work, Permanence) for the team or service and support others to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to that subject.

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, i.e. Looked After Children Reviews, Permanency Planning Meetings, Legal Planning Meetings and Care Proceedings as necessary, 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.

Keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models and innovative practice within the social work field in order to promote evidence informed practice and maintain the highest professional standards.

To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council specific recording system's 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.

Essential requirements:
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed


Benefits of working with Remedy
* A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
* Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
* Referral bonus - up to £300* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.