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Senior Practitioner - Assessment and Intervention

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services
Senior Social Worker
East of England
Basildon, Essex
£40,637 to £49,183 per annum
Salary Description:
£40637 - £49183 per annum
Job Ref:

Senior Practitioner - Assessment and Intervention - Basildon, Essex - £40,637 to £49,183 per annum + Free On Site Parking

Liquid Personnel are currently looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner (Qualified Social Worker) to join a children's Assessment and Intervention Team in Basildon, Essex.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will be joining a team which is a gateway for children, young people, parents and carers, and other agencies to gain access to Children & Families services. As a successful Social Worker, you will undertake incoming assessment and short-term intervention work with families.

You will manage a complex caseload and provide expert supervision and coaching for colleagues, to achieve positive change for children, young people and families. The role deputises for the Team Manager, leading the team and management of duty services, providing great potential for career development and progression.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will benefit from:

* £40,637 to £49,183 per annum
* Free onsite parking
* Supportive team and management
* Manageable caseloads
* Excellent training and development opportunities

As a Senior Practitioner, your duties will include:

* Responsible for providing a source of expert advice and professional supervision for social workers and contributing to the development of practice standards.
* Accountable for assessment of complex social care needs and development of support for vulnerable people, children and families.
* Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached.
* Responsible for managing a complex caseload, maintaining accurate and timely data, reports and presentations as required.
* Participates in a range of case conferences, court attendance, meetings and statutory reviews, pro-actively taking the lead when a social care perspective is required.
* Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard and promote a child's welfare including appropriate intervention as determined by need.

Our client is looking or a Senior Practitioner with the following:

* Social Work qualification, with a valid registration with Social Work England
* The legal right to work in the UK
* Experience of mentoring both Social Work students and newly qualified and experienced Social Work staff, being a subject matter expert in professional social work practice
* Experience of chairing meetings involving clients, family members and/or carers and other multi-agency professionals
* In depth understanding of delivery of value for money interventions balanced against need
* Experience of developing strong relationships with partners, other agencies and the local community to achieve joint objectives and offer a supportive framework for children, young people and families
* You will be able to manage higher levels of risk, mentor and advise staff, manage performance and deliver improvements. Building strong working relationships with key partners and stakeholders is essential


Contact Details:
Tel: 0113 518 1614
Contact: Kieran Wright

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