Advanced Practitioner - Children in Need - North London

North London, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTWSC190520B_1589900725
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-05-19
  • Location: North London, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-18
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Advanced Practitioner needed to join a busy Children in Need team within North London.

Purpose of Job

To work within a Resilience framework, to provide a comprehensive and effective integrated social work service, which responds at a higher level in complex situations to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner, within statutory guidelines and the statutory obligations of the council

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

These post holders will work to a structured time management practice; submitting reports, assessments and plans within regulated timescales.

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