Children's Advanced Practitioner

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
Brent, Greater London
£31.50 - £36.79/hour
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic vacancy has been released for a Children's Practitioner to work in the London Borough of Brent.

The main purpose of the role is to work within the Care Planning Service (Court Teams and Statutory Services for Looked After Children and Young People). To undertake the most complex of case work (small caseload), mentor and support Newly Qualified Social Workers in the first year of practice and unqualified staff.

Main duties:
To undertake work with the most complex and challenging cases within the locality area, providing a high quality service in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities
To work with Team Managers and Heads of Services in developing and implementing new and innovative services for children and young people who require statutory intervention
To participate in training as required in the interests of the service overall and of career development
To ensure that all records are completed using the Integrated Children’s system and are of a standard that meets statutory requirements
Respond to public and other agencies by telephone, correspondence and direct contact in order to provide a service within departmental priorities
To make decisions, alongside Team Manager, about individual children that support the divisions invest to save and budgetary strategies resulting in a reduction in the number of children who are accommodated as appropriate
Responsibility for ensuring that robust systems are in place and fully operational to ensure high risk and high priority work is accorded the appropriate status and allocated without delay
Liaise with relevant external agencies i.e. police, health authority, council departments, etc

Essential skills and experience needed:
Demonstrates skills in assessment, analysis, including risk analysis, and case planning to meet the needs of children and young people and creating imaginative and innovative care packages
Applies research and evidence based practice to own work to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people
Able to take a lead within the service on a specialist area to promote knowledge across Children, Education and Families and partner agencies
Knowledge of the vision and priorities of the council and how this post contributes to their achievement

Job requirements:
Must be Social Work qualified with an in date HCPC registration
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential
Must have a minimum of 3 years recent experience working in Children's Services within a Local Authority

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