Practice Lead - Adults and Families team

Slough, Slough
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW341207_1546517475
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-03
  • Location: Slough, Slough
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Practice Lead to join their Adults and Families team within the Slough area.

To supervise Social Workers and Social Work Assistants to achieve high standards of performance within the context of strengths based locality social care practice and in accordance with the Council's policy procedure and in line with legislation. Responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases producing strengths based plans, having regard to and managing the needs of, and risks to, adults, their carers and families.

The responsibilities of the Practice Lead includes:

  • To monitor the progress of work referred to the team and ensure IAS case recordings and written communications meet departmental objectives, key performance indicators and standards
  • To undertake investigations and prepare reports for panels, case conferences and senior managers where required, ensuring that Safeguarding is paramount in all areas of casework
  • To ensure on-going work, support plans and care packages are reviewed in accordance with departmental policies, contractual agreements and in liaison with appropriate colleagues, partner agencies and service providers, to provide desired outcomes and best value for money
  • To ensure the appropriate and effective use of budgets and resources in accordance with the departments criteria and priorities
  • To provide support to those with an allocated caseload to take into account the broader Care Act responsibilities and provide a high standard of advice and support
  • To authorise, maintain, monitor and review accurate records of all work undertaken ensuring recording information is accurate and up to date, including comprehensive use of the Adult Social Care IAS Client Record System

Requirements of a Practice Lead:

  • HCPC registered
  • Significant experience of working with Adults and Families in a Community setting
  • Experience of carrying out personalised assessments, support planning, commissioning of care services, monitoring and reviewing
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Full UK Driving Licence with access to a car on a daily basis

Salary: Up to £24.57 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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