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Children's Senior Practitioner

Apply 2020-08-01 06:00:23 1970-01-01 Caritas Recruitment

Children's Senior Practitioner

Date posted: August 1, 2020
31.14 Hourly
East London, England
Job description
Prioritise and respond to requests for assistance, establishing sufficient information about the needs of
clients so as to be able to determine the level of risk and the nature and type of support required.
2. Maintain accurate case records to include information and analysis, and fulfil national timescales,
procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures.
3. Carry out assessments of needs and risk, and liaise with other specialists and agencies as necessary,
and enable them to be involved and contribute to the process.
4. Ensure that assessments, planning and interventions pay particular attention to individual needs,
strengths and wishes, and include critical reflection and analysis, aims, and options to achieve
change. Develop and progress care plans as necessary, ensuring that care plans include clear
statements of purpose, change, outcome and impact for child and family social work.
5. Undertake at all times to work respectfully and collaboratively with service users, and take into account
the views of children, young people and their carers and to facilitate inclusive practice to ensure
participation is achieved.
6. Initiate, chair and participate in reviews, cases conferences and other professional meetings, and
provide reports as required. Undertake court work as required.
Version no: 10 / Date: 17/10/16
7. Negotiate with users, carers and internal and external partners concerning the methods to meet the
needs identified by each assessment. Plan services to meet individual needs in cooperation with
children and families; to form trusted and effective working relationships with relatives, carers, friends,
health and colleagues from other agencies [e.g. education, health, police, employers, and housing].
8. Assist and enable users and carers to play a full part by extending to them advice, support,
consultation and guidance and arrange advocacy services, and escalating issues, where necessary.
9. Work within budgetary limits laid down by Council policy and to operate within the Financial
Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council. Inform the line manager of specific needs which
cannot be met because of the unavailability of services or because of limits to budgetary provision.
10. Maintain awareness of current research findings and ensure all assessments and plans are informed
by research and evidence.
11. Actively engage with supervision and review / appraisal arrangements and be able to receive, critically
reflect and learn from feedback, to review and develop the capabilities and competencies as set out in
the Person Specification as required. Participate in the creation and implementation of a personal
training plan in conjunction with management.
12. Take responsibility for managing own workload and caseload.
13. Maintain high standards of professional practice and conduct, and promote and enhance such practice
within the organisation.
14. Maintain an effective system for reviewing assessments, care plans, actions and services.
15. Ensure that services are efficiently and effectively provided and identify gaps in services and advise
managers accordingly. Actively seek out feedback on services.
16. Promote an awareness of, and commitment to, the Council?s equal opportunities policy in relation to
both employment and service delivery.
17. Ensure full compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Acts, the Council?s Health & Safety policy
and all locally agreed safe methods of work.
18. Participate in the planning and delivery of service duty and cover arrangements.
19. Maintain confidentiality and apply data protection requirements.
20. Understand and adhere to the professional regulatory body. Apply codes of conduct such as the
HCPC code of practice in all aspects of work, and understand and be able to apply the Knowledge
and Skills in your own and others? practice.
Are any professional qualifications and/or training required for the role?

1. A current HCPC registration will be a condition of appointment and
employment for all staff with a CQSW or Diploma in Social Work.
2. A current HCPC registration will be a condition of appointment and a
condition of employment for all staff working in a qualified social work role.
3. Experience of working with children and families.
4. Experience of statutory children?s social care.
Reference: ADC0JP00006897