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Lead Practitioner - Safeguarding and Support

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Team Manager
West Midlands
£40,876 to £42,821 per annum
Salary Description:
£40876 - £42821 per annum
Job Ref:

Lead Practitioner - Safeguarding and Support Team - Warwickshire - £40,876 - £42,821 per annum

We are currently looking for a Lead Practitioner (social work qualified) to join the Safeguarding and Support Team in Warwickshire.

The successful candidate will be supporting and coaching newly qualified social workers, as well as providing advice and guidance across the team.

The benefits of this Lead Practitioner role:

* Case allocate
* Progression available
* Supportive management
* Excellent training and development opportunities

Duties as a Family Safeguarding Senior Social Worker include:

* Help children and families to change their lives for the better.
* Take the lead on the most complex cases within the department.
* Display strong written and verbal skills as you will need to prepare and deliver care proceedings to conferences and court hearings.
* Exhibit significant senior level frontline experience in a safeguarding team in order to support and supervise Social Workers.
* Offer advice and support to help parents set their own goals and to work towards achieving those changes that will improve their lives to allow children to grow and develop within their own families.
* Trained in working with and supporting families to understand why social workers are involved and making the necessary changes in the various issues' families can face such as: domestic violence, substance and alcohol misuse as well as mental health difficulties.
* Aim to keep families together safely, improve the health and educational achievements of their children and reduce emotional, physical harm and neglect within families.

Requirements as a Family Safeguarding Senior Social Worker include:

* Social Work England registration
* Extensive post qualified experience in children's services
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work


Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 167 6799
Contact: Leah Owen

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