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Practice Supervisor - Child Protection - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Assistant Team Manager
East Midlands
£38,813 to £38,813 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £38813.00 per annum
Job Ref:

Practice Supervisor - Child Protection - Lincolnshire - £38,813 Per Annum

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced practice supervisor for a permanent position within a busy child protection team for a client based in Lincolnshire. The successful candidate will be required to assist the team manager in the efficient and effective delivery of social work services whilst providing supervision to other social workers within the team.

The successful applicant will manage between 6-15 social workers who will require direct supervisory appraisal and day to day management. In addition, candidates will hold a complex caseload that will include looked after children at high risk, a range of high profile court work and will undertake specialist assessments and interventions as required. This role as a practice supervisor is a critical position within this child protection team as you will offer, mentoring, coaching and support to other less experienced members of the team.

Benefits as a Practice Supervisor:

* Manageable cases loads
* A comprehensive learning and development package
* A bespoke induction package
* Agile working including working from home opportunities and flexi time arrangements
* On-site free parking
* A comprehensive and enhanced learning and development programme
* A service-wide mandatory Restorative Practice training programme with ongoing implementation of restorative practice across all services
* Generous relocation package
* Local government pension scheme
* A generous annual leave entitlement
* Defined career progression and pathway opportunities
* Car sharing scheme
* A cycle purchase scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Pay care health scheme (contributory)
* Travel pass
* Discounted leisure centre benefits

Duties as a Practice Manager:

* Work independently to hold and effectively manage the team's most complex caseload.
* Undertake direct work with children, young people and families, prioritising the safety of children and young people.
* Work using Signs of Safety methodology, which works collaboratively with families to empower them to find solutions whilst ensuring working within the policies, procedures of children's services and regulatory standards.
* Lead on family network meetings and case mappings.
* Carry out in depth and ongoing family assessment of social need and manage risk to children, with focus on parental capacity and capacity to change.
* Co-work specialist assessments with less experienced members of the team to ensure that they improve and develop.
* Recognise harm and risk indicators of different forms of harm to children relating to sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect.
* Consider the possibility of child sexual exploitation, grooming (on and offline), female genital mutilation, enforced marriage and the range of adult behaviours which pose a risk to children, recognising too the potential for children to be perpetrators of abuse.
* Use reflective supervision, research and other guidance to recognising one's own professional limitations and how and when to seek advice from a range of sources.

Essential Requirements:

* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Hold a full UK licence
* Post-qualified experience

For more information please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 167 6803
Contact: Damon Storer

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