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Senior Practitioner - Referral & Assessment

Job Type:
Social Work
Referral and Assessment
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
£35 per hour
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Senior Practitioner - Referral & Assessment  - Bromley - £35 per hour

We are please announced to announce that we are recruting for a new and exciting role in the London Borough of Bromley.  

The Referral and Assessment Service (RAS) will provide a dedicated adolescent service to assess and support teenagers on the edge of care and their parents. The service will consist of a Senior Practitioner, two Social Workers, and two Social Work Assistants whose role it will be to primarily undertake Return Home Interviews for children and young people that go missing. The workers will be supervised by a Deputy Group Manager. 

The team will have strong links with the Housing Social Worker who will undertake assessments on young people aged between 16-17 years who present as homeless. This worker will be based within the Housing Needs Service but will also spend time in R&A and MASH. 

The Team's primary aim is to support young children and adolescents, wherever possible, to remain at home in the care of their families rather than being received into care. The targeted age range for referrals to this team is between 11-17 years. The Social Workers will have smaller caseloads to reflect the intensive work that they are undertaking.     

Benefits of this role:

  • Excellent hourly pay rate of £32
  • Regular supervision
  • Flexible working hours 

The aims of FAST:

  • To prevent Adolescents (11+) from being received into care.   
  • To enable early rehabilitation home for teenagers who enter care. The research suggests that if a child remains accommodated longer than six weeks the prognosis of getting the child reunited with his/her family is limited.  
  • To provide targeted support services for teenagers with drugs and alcohol misuse concerns.    
  • To support families where ADHD and Autism is a significant feature, which is causing the family to be at risk of breakdown. The FAST workers are to work alongside CAMHS to address the family breakdown issues.   
  • To work with Family Therapy Services offered by CAMHS and/or partner voluntary services. 
  • To work with young people who have been remanded into the care of the Local Authority and to facilitate plans for their rehabilitation back home to their parents care.   
  • To work in partnership with agencies such as the Missing, CSE and Gangs leads and to identify the vulnerable young people that require additional assistance from CSC.  
  • To work with Targeted Youth Support and with Youth Services to access  support services for teenagers, this may include access to employment, training, extended educational programs. 
  •  Housing Social Worker to assess and review young people 16/17 at risk of street homelessness and to explore wider family options in meeting their needs. There needs to be a detailed assessment of young people being offered Section 20 accommodation with all other options being fully considered and explored. 

Duties as a Senior Practitioner

  • To provide an intensive intervention service over a 12-week period to children and families who are in crisis:  
  • To complete a brief assessment of the presenting behaviours of the child/family that will determine a work plan in partnership with the child and his/her family/carers of cases that have come directly from MASH.  Cases from R&A do not require re-assessment  
  • To provide an intensive support package, working in partnership with the child, their family and other partner agencies i.e. Bromley Y, Youth Services, CAMHS, BCP etc  
  • To co-ordinate and refer to other service providers where the assessment has identified a specific need.  
  • To help the whole family to make changes that promote reunification, drawing on the families own strengths, incorporating the Signs of Safety Model of Intervention.  
  • To provide group work sessions for the young people when a general need has been identified among the service group i.e. low self-esteem, domestic violence, consequential thinking etc with the help of BCP.   
  • To develop Self-Esteem Workshops for young women and those at risk of CSE.  
  • To promote one to one work with individuals experiencing relationship difficulties   
  • To promote sexual health for young people   
  • Signposting parents to parenting programmes that deal with managing difficult teens  
  • Key Principles 
  • Teenagers should be supported and enabled to live in their families, kinship networks, and private fostering arrangements or in supported accommodation preparing for independence.    

You MUST to be:

  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • HCPC registered

 Why Liquid Personnel?

  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars             

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 02071676803
Contact: Damon Storer

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