Children Advanced Practitioner Duty and Assessment Team

Barnet, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC100620A_1591785572
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-06-10
  • Location: Barnet, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-09
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Advanced Practitioner for the Duty and Assessment team for Barnet Council.

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.

Main duties:

  • The post holder will work directly with children and provide a clear and targeted accurate assessment of the child and his/her family's needs in line with statutory guidance, undertake interviews, observations and gather information from children, families and other agencies as directed by the line manager
  • The post holder will be able to support and assist less experienced social workers and NQSWs as directed by the line manager
  • The post holder will manage the caseload as directed and organise the casework activities prioritising tasks and responsibilities on their own cases in addition to supporting and overseeing the work of less experienced social workers and NQSWs
  • The post holder will ensure that statutory responsibilities are undertaken for children including visiting children, arranging reviews, reporting to the court, delivering within timescales and meeting any other national and local performance targets
  • The post holder will provide highly skilled written and verbal reports, which are concise, informative and based on analysis of complex evidence
  • The post holder will present complex information at a range of settings, including with families, foster carers, police, courts and to colleagues as requested by the line manager.
  • The post holder will establish rapport, build and maintain a professional, respectful and honest relationship with children and their families, to develop trust and assist in safeguarding children and promoting positive, purposeful and timely outcomes
  • The post holder will maintain case records and management information on appropriate systems, ensuring that case files are organised and up to date, with chronologies, genograms and eco maps in place

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Qualified experience of writing assessments, Child Protection, Child in Need & court work
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with the SWE
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance and the London Child Protection Procedures

**Please send your CV to heather.scase **

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