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Senior Practitioner - Child Protection Wesminster

  • Location

    Westminster, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    Ben - CP_1641485579

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Purpose Of Job:

The purpose of this post is to manage a caseload of complex cases, requiring high level technical expertise (e.g. managing court cases), support the Service Manager and Deputy Service Manager and act as a mentor to other social workers or specialist workers. In some teams the Senior Practitioner will manage or lead on a specific service area and supervise staff. The Senior Practitioner will be expected to operate with a high degree of professional autonomy and authority and deliver good outcomes for children.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To manage a caseload of complex and challenging cases to a high standard. This includes children and young people exhibiting serious risk factors or convicted of serious offences.
  • To carry a large caseload of complex cases - typically
  • Up to 4 sets of care proceedings in a Family Support team plus a small number of other cases
  • 12-14 LAC cases (including some in proceedings) in LAC team
  • or similar level of complexity/intensity in other teams
  • To maintain accurate and timely recording of cases and provide reports to court, conferences, reviews and meetings using electronic recording facilities.
  • To keep abreast of relevant research, knowledge and best practice in the fields of child care practice and youth justice , legislation and government guidance.
  • To participate in training as required in the interests of the service and of his/her own career development and to maintain GSCC registration
  • To participate in supervision.
  • To participate in and contribute to team meetings
  • To participate in the team's duty rota.
  • To undertake student supervision both within the department and in partner agencies when required and take on mentoring or coaching role with some staff or supervise some junior staff
  • To be lead worker on joint worked cases
  • To champion the lead professional role
  • To ensure the Council's equal opportunities policy is fully implemented in professional practice and service delivery.
  • To undertake service development tasks as required by the team manager