Safeguarding Senior Practitioner in a High Performing London LA

£37000 - £42000 per annum + Various
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Safeguarding Senior Practitioner in a High Performing London LA

A high performing London based Local Authority is looking to take on a Senior Practitioner within their Safeguarding service. The vacancy has become available as a result of a member of staff permanently moving to another service within the Authority.

Over the course of the last 2.5 years the Local Authority hasn't made any cuts to is Social Services and has tailored its teams to provide a more holistic service to children and their families. One of the changes that was made was a shift toward the Hackney model where teams were rearranged into "pods" and social workers were tackling cases as a unit rather than individually. This has model has been further developed with the Local Authority recruiting other professionals such as Mental Health Practitioner and Systemic Practice Leaders to help support Social Workers with complex cases that may involve numerous interactions.

The Safeguarding service takes incoming referral from the community or MASH service and aims to assess each case and pass it on to the appropriate service. As a Senior Practitioner you will be a subject matter expert where you will provide support to Social Workers and junior colleagues with their case's.

To be considered for this post you should have extensive experience within a Referral and Assessment or Safeguarding service. You should also have experience of supervising and supporting junior colleagues.