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Senior Practitioner - Court & Permanence Perm

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Salary/Rate: £37,849 - £43,662 depending on experience

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 3720142

Senior Practitioner, Court

Southend Council are looking to appoint a permanent Court & Permanence experienced Senior Practitioner to provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people, some of which will be complex and sensitive cases all will require the highest of professional standards, who has an in depth knowledge of relevant legislation regulation and practice methods.
You will need to undertake responsibility for some areas of work in the day to day running of the team including supervision of identified team members and provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed. Also provide consultation on casework and contribute to the development of colleagues within the team and where appropriate the wider service by virtue of being an experienced and reliable practitioner.

Benefit includes £1000 joining incentive & Market pay (bonus) annually of £2000
Parking permits included

To be successful in this position, you need a recognised Social Work qualification & registered with the General Social Care Council Evidence of continuing professional development inc management skills training Post Qualification Award Detailed knowledge of child protection, looked after children and associated child in need social work practice issues. Knowledge of methods of social work intervention, detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues. Detailed knowledge & understanding of the Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families Contempory knowledge of social work & their social work applications i.e. attachment theory, enabling change, behaviour management. A broad and consistent range of experience of working with cases of child abuse, looked after children, children in need and court work. Experience of multi-disciplinary working. Experience of staff management, supervision or practice teaching.

If you are interested in this position, please click apply below or contact Nathalie on 01702 762130

Contact: Natalie Storozynski

Office: 1st Floor, 19 Clifftown Road

Phone: 01702 352452

Email: nathalie.s@hays.com

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