Senior Practitioner - Family Safeguarding - Oxfordshire - £41,881 per annum + £3,500 welcome bonus
We are currently looking for a Senior Practitioner to join a Family Safeguarding Team in Oxfordshire. Our client are looking for a passionate and motivated Senior Practitioner who is excited by new approaches to delivering support to families and children.
As an experienced Social Worker, you'll bring with you a proven track record of safeguarding work with children in need of help and protection alongside sound knowledge of services relevant to children, young people, families, carers, groups and partner agencies.
The benefits of this Senior Practitioner role:
* Excellent starting salary
* Generous annual leave entitlement
* Flexible working
* Welcome bonus of £3,500
* Progression and development opportunities
Duties as a Senior Practitioner:
* To provide an efficient and effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed, and that relevant interventions are provided where needed, in a timely way.
* To work with families using the FSP Workbook modules, and a strengths-based approach.
* To prepare and submit written reports as and when required, including child protection conference reports and legal reports for care proceedings.
* To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting plans clearly, with professionalism and integrity.
* To ensure the Assistant /Team Manager is kept fully appraised of significant information about allocated families, seeking advice as and when necessary.
* To attend group supervision when required and to ensure that relevant updates are provided before each group supervision session.
* To attend individual supervision when required and engage in continual professional development as recommended by the Assistant/Team Manager
* To use ICT to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to record activity in line with key performance management data.
* To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures
* To act as the duty worker for the team on a rotational basis, responding to new referrals
* To undertake child and family assessments for allocated families
* To investigate allegations of harm or neglect under s47 Children Act 1989 when required.
* To practice in line with the Council's procedures and statutory regulation in supporting children who come into the care of the local authority
* To be familiar with and committed to equal opportunities
Requirements as a Senior Practitioner include:
* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work