£35 - £36 per hour
4 months ago
Our client, Thurrock Council, is looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Court team. The ideal candidate will have a degree or equivalent in Social Work, significant senior level frontline experience within children's services , experience of working complex caseloads and supporting others. Court work especially.
You will need to be well organised and have the ability to communicate effectively and give clear, articulate evidence in care proceedings and write reports to a high standard, that are concise, evidence based for court and adoption panel.
You will need to work effectively, to ensure you are able to meet court timelines for submission of statements, care plans and placement orders and to effectively parallel plan for children considering all relevant options to secure permanent safe care at the earliest opportunity for the child.
Undertake assessments, plan appropriate interventions and work creatively with children and families who are in care proceedings. You will also need to have a good understanding of safeguarding thresholds and ability to assess and analyse risk; good knowledge of child development, attachment and permanency needs of children of all ages.
You will need to be:
Eligible to work in the UK
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If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly