Senior Practitoner (Advanced) - Assessment and Intervention

121 Jobs
£27.31 - £28.31/hour
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
SENIOR PRACTITIONER (ADVANCED) - Assessment and Intervention


The candidate should have demonstrable experience of frontline social work across intake and child protection teams and have a proven track record of managing a high workload of complex cases of a CP nature and court proceedings. Candidates should have a strong practice ethos and an interest and experience in supporting social work colleague with less experience.

Person Specification


Knowledge of how Social Care operates, inclusive of legislation and national guidance and procedures specific to this post.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of current professional practice issues in relation to children in need, child protection, children looked after and care leavers.

High level of IT skills and knowledge of IT systems used in Social Care

Qualifications/ Experience

Substantial experience in children and families work, having regularly undertaken complex assessments of children and families.

Extensive experience of working in partnership in complex cases including the Public Law Outline and Care Proceedings

Professional capabilities

Model and support others to reflect on and manage the influence and impact of own values on professional practice


Inform, guide and model good practice in the application of understanding of identity and diversity to practice; identifying and taking up issues when principles of diversity are contravened in the organisation

Critical Reflection & Analysis

Model critical reflection and evidence-based decision-making, and support others in developing these

Intervention & Skills

Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations. Model and help others to develop communication skills.

Be able to gather information quickly and effectively so as to inform judgement for interventions including in crises, and in response to challenge, or in the absence of complete information