Senior Practitioner - FS&P - Chelmsford
Senior Practitioner - Family Support & Protection TeamChelmsfordSalary - GBP34,000 to GBP42,000 per annum PermanentFull time, 37 hours per week The Role
The Senior Practitioner is responsible for the management of their own cases and support of social work staff in the management of complex Child Protection and Child In Need Cases, or Children Looked After. Whilst this will include investigation, assessment and purposeful intervention, the primary role within Family Operations is to achieve positive change within families wherever possible, with the aim of enabling children to remain within their home. This will be achieved through implementation of the Child Protection, Child in Need plan and achieving permanency through care planning for Children in Care. To hold and sustain a caseload consisting mainly of the most sensitive, "complex and difficult" cases to which the post holder is able to bring to bear the highest standards of professional ability and a considerable depth of knowledge in relevant legislation in policy and practice methods.There will also be an expectation within this role to support the progression and supervision of newly qualified social workers and students entering the profession. Those successful will be supported in achieving a Practice Teaching/Educator's award if not already obtained.
In addition, the role contains undertaking operational duties and supporting the team manager through delegation of tasks, such as chairing meetings etc. Family Support & ProtectionFamily Support and Protection works with families with long term complex issues that are most in need and require sustained intervention for more than 3 months, children subject to child protection plans. This includes reviewing and updating assessments, supporting families to achieve change, Special Guardianship Order assessments, Section 7 court reports, working with children subject to court proceedings who are at home or children subject to Supervision orders.
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