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Senior Practitioner - Children's Referral & Assessment Team

  • Salary: Up to £32 per hour
  • Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
  • Date posted: 24-12-2020
  • Sector: Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: J450_1608818473

Stoke on Trent Council are looking for experienced Senior Social Work Practitioner on a Locum basis for their Children's Referral & Assessment Team. As a Senior Social Work Practitioner within the Team you will be carrying out single child and family assessments as well as initial child protection and court work in order to safeguard and promote the children in need / at risk.

You will have a reduced caseload of more complex cases, in order to best utilise your skills and experience. You will be able to work as a Mentor within the Team, sharing your expertise with less qualified Social Workers and may also be involved in their supervision and development. With an "Outstanding "Management Team as reviewed by Ofsted, you will be given all the support and guidance needed in order to fully excel within the role.

Working in such a large Local Authority, a car driver is preferred with access in and out of the area

What are the requirements?

  • 2 Years Post Qualifying experience
  • HCPC registration
  • Car Driver with own vehicle preferred but not essential

What sets you apart from the crowd?

  • Car Driver with own vehicle preferred but not essential
  • Strong knowledge of the Children's Act 1989 and other relevant legislation
  • Strong assessment and independent decision-making skills
  • Be able to organise and prioritise admin and reports of your caseload, within given timescales
  • Knowledge of Child Development and of Family Functioning dynamics.

What do you get?

  • Be a fully supported and supervised member within the team with excellent team structure
  • On site parking provided as standard
  • Highly competitive pay rates
  • Nurturing Authority who like to develop people within their teams

Why Charles Hunter Associates?

  • You will work with your own dedicated consultant whose main concern is your career, and consultants that have sector knowledge and experience
  • Referral Bonus Scheme of £250 if you refer a "friend" or "colleague" looking for work

If you are interested in this application and wish to apply please follow the application instructions stated on the website, or alternatively you can contact Charles Hunter Associates directly and speak to Luke Longman 0118 948 5555.

*PLEASE NOTE ALL MANAGERS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING SOCIAL WORKERS AS MUCH HOME WORKING AS POSSIBLE BASED ON CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOU WITHIN THE ROLE*