The Senior Practitioner is responsible for the management of their own cases and support of social work staff in the management of complex Child Protection and Child In Need Cases, or Children Looked After. Whilst this will include investigation, assessment and purposeful intervention, the primary role within Family Operations is to achieve positive change within families wherever possible, with the aim of enabling children to remain within their home. This will be achieved through implementation of the Child Protection, Child in Need plan and achieving permanency through care planning for Children in Care.
Family Support & Protection
Family Support and Protection work with families with long term complex issues that are most in need and require sustained intervention for more than 3 months and children subject to Child protection plans. This includes reviewing and updating assessments, supporting families to achieve change, SGO assessments, Section 7 court reports, working with children subject to court proceedings who are at home or children subject to Supervision orders.
Knowledge, skills and experience
What you’ll need to join our Social Work teams
You may be an experienced Social Worker looking to take the next step in your career or you may be a Senior Practitioner open to change and ready to innovate in an environment where you can stretch yourself professionally and make an impact individually. To play a key part in transforming the lives of children and families, you’ll be a DIPSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent graduate. You will inspire high standards from Social Workers around you, and shape practice standards within the service, delivering positive outcomes collaboratively.
The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the County of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential
For more information please contact Sophie on 01992 513777 (Option 3) or by email Sophie.Atkinson@evergoodassociates.co.uk