Advanced Children Practitioner - Duty and Assessment Team

Barnet, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC270520D_1590593984
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-27
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-26
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an Advanced Children's Social Worker for the Duty and Assessment Team in Barnet - N11 1NP

Main duties:

  • The post holder will have the skills and ability to practice at a higher level which includes deputising for the line manager in circumstances where the line manager is not available or they are delegate to act in a line management position by the designated Head of Service
  • To take a lead role in a specialist area of work as directed by the departmental policies and procedures
  • The post holder will require substantial post qualifying experience in a statutory Children Social Care setting. It will be desirable for the post holders to have a Practice Educators Award and if not, there will be an expectation that this award is achieved within first year of employment
  • These post holders are experienced social workers who will be more autonomous in their job. They will demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations; and be able to assess and manage higher levels of risk in their own and that of other less experienced social workers
  • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate safeguarding and permanence measures at a high level of complexity within their own cases and support and mentor less experienced social workers; to ensure all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential
  • These post holders should be active participants of the Workforce Development Programme; they will be Practice Educators and assessors to trainee Practice Educators. They will support less experienced social workers and be assessors for NQSWs in the teams in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Must have substantial and demonstrable experience of working as a qualified social worker within a statutory Children's Social Care setting
  • Registered with SWE
  • Enhanced clear DBS
  • Must have experience of working within the framework of The 1989 Children Act, Adoption and Children Act 2002, Children Act 2004; and other relevant legislations including Working Together 2013
  • Must have a recognised professional Social Work Qualification - eg DipSW, CQSW or equivalent
  • Must have demonstrable knowledge or demonstrate the ability to acquire the skills and ability to facilitate the learning of students, supporting newly qualified social workers in practice

Please send your CV to: heather.scase

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