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Senior Practitioner – Waltham Forest – Referral and Assessment

Our client in Waltham Forest are looking for a Senior Practitioner (qualified social worker) to join their Referral and Assessment Team.

This is a superb opportunity for a highly experienced Social Worker who is looking for their next promotion, pay rise or to experience a new and growing environment.

Benefits you’ll receive as a Senior Practitioner:

  • Retention payment up to £3,000
  • Local Government Continuous Service
  • Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers – annual savings of £933 on average 

Duties as a Senior Practitioner: 

  • To undertake assessments, determine care packages/support plans and manage a range of the most complex caseload to maintain or improve the wellbeing of children and young people. Professionally mentor and support other colleagues.
  • Plan, deliver and oversee interventions for a complex caseload and where appropriate review cases.
  • Liaise internally and externally and work with colleagues from other agencies to ensure children and young people’s interests are supported.
  • Ensure operational support and delivery of an Assessment Service for children in need or at risk of protection.
  • Work directly with children and young people, the work has significant implications for the well-being of individuals and might involve situations where service users’ personal liberty and or safety is at risk Professional colleagues, other providers and external agencies to gather and exchange information and co-ordinate actions.  
  • Represent the Council at multi-agency meetings.

Essential requirements of this Senior Practitioner role include:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work
  • Experience working within child protection, or relevant children’s experience
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding
  • Registered with Social Work England
  • Eligible to work in the UK


Senior Practitioner – Waltham Forest – Referral and Assessment

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Waltham Forest
Salary: £40,000 - £43,860 pa
Type: Permanent