Senior Practitioner - Family and Youth Resilience - Kingston - £40,869 - £43,860 per annum
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Practitioner to join a Family and Youth Resilience Team based in Kingston.
There's never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), who were awarded OUTSTANDING in the October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection. In all roles across AfC employees will be expected to develop and lead a culture of partnership and innovation, so that services are child focussed, flexible and adaptable.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that adolescents are safeguarded from harm whilst parents and carers of adolescents are supported in their parenting capacity to protect and nurture them whilst ensuring that the public is protected where youth offending is concerned.
Benefits of this Senior Practitioner role include:
* Generous annual leave entitlements
* Free or reduced parking rates
* Cycle to work scheme
* Annual season ticket loan
* Childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
* A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
* A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached Tools and models to support , including Signs of Safety
* Regular whole service away days
* Positive and supportive working
* Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer
* Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all.
* Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation.
* A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
The successful Senior Practitioner will have experience of the following:
* Experience of managing complex cases, making sure robust risk management takes place to managed assessed vulnerabilities and risk to protect adolescents and where appropriate members of the general public.
* Experience of tailoring support packages to the needs of young people and their families in line with the Youth Resilience intervention framework to achieve best outcomes.
* To work restoratively with all adolescents and their families.
* Experience of managing people, performance and professional development to get the best out of the team.
* Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Advocating the voices of those we are working with.
* Experience of keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people).
* Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example Children's Act) and national policy drivers that will affect children's services and your role.
* Commitment to resource-sharing and collaborative working within Achieving for Children and across organisational boundaries in the best interests of children and families.
Essential requirements of this Senior Practitioner role include:
* Degree or equivalent in social work
* Registered with Social Work England
* Post qualified experience
* Eligible to work in the UK