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Senior Practitioner - Child Protection Team

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Date posted: 21-10-2019
  • Sector: Local Authority, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00006738_1571644844

Swindon Council are looking for a Senior Practitioner to work within the Child Protection Team. Swindon are rated 'Good' by Ofsted and this is a locum position on a 3-month rolling contract. This high-pressured role is also highly rewarding, as you will take the lead in actively protecting children and removing them from unsafe and dangerous environments.

Benefits for you as the Senior Practitioner:

  • You will be working for a local authority rated 'Good' by Ofsted
  • Competitive pay rates
  • 3 month rolling contract

Your responsibilities as the Senior Practitioner:

  • Demonstrating expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk, striking a balance between support and control, liaising with a wide range of professionals, including more senior levels.
  • You will undertake professional and comprehensive casework for a complex caseload of children and young people
  • You will mentor newly qualified social workers, and supervising the work of junior staff

The successful candidate must have experience in:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Identifying the needs of children and young people and establishing targeted planning to meet their needs
  • Ability to mentor colleagues and develop assessment skills

Requirements of you as the Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Full UK driving license

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37 hours

Pay rate: £37 - £38 per hour

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Georgina Smith on 0118 948 5555 or email for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

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