Senior Practitioner - Oldham Council, Greater Manchester - Assessment Team - Up to £42ph!
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We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated Senior Practitioner who shares our aspirations for children and young people in Oldham. You will be passionate about securing good outcomes for children, young people and families. You will be part of Children and Assessment Team a team of Social Workers that will specialise in meeting the needs of vulnerable children and young people. In this role you will undertake effective assessment and care planning as well as attend child protection case conferences, child in need meetings, legal planning meetings, LAC reviews, professionals' meetings, and undertake statutory duties. In addition, you will be responsible for the completion of children and family's assessments to determine thresholds of intervention with children and their families within a safeguarding context. As a senior practitioner you will hold a small caseload alongside supporting the team manager with the day to day running of the team. Including supporting and mentoring newly qualified social workers, supporting social workers to develop within their own practice by leading by example.
You will need to have post qualifying experience in Duty and Assessment within a statutory safeguarding setting. You will have knowledge and experience of Safeguarding and of legislation, regulations and guidance relating to Children's social care together with an ability to assess and manage risk.
As a senior practitioner on the duty and assessment team, you will contribute to the team duty service on a five- week rolling duty system.
You will need to effectively manage a caseload; with varying degrees of complexity dependent upon skills and length of experience and we will provide regular supervision, guidance and support.
You will need to support the team manager in the day to day running of the team, including supporting and mentoring newly qualified social workers, supporting with compliance, offering reflective supervision to social workers upon the team.
You will work in conjunction with partner agencies to deliver effective planning for children and families to ensure positive outcomes for children in Oldham. This will include representing the Council at a range of meetings, proceedings and reviews as required.
If you have a strong commitment to working to secure good outcomes for children in Oldham and operate in an environment that is supportive and targeted towards effective delivery, we would like to hear from you.
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Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit
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