View Vacancy -- Senior Practitioner - Family Assessment Centre
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus.
Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
This post is part of a specialist team working as part of the internal resource for the conducting of all court directed parenting capacity assessments and delivering on specialist parenting programmes.
Key Responsibilities include:
- To be responsible for a managed caseload of the more complex cases in the service and ensure the delivery of a high-quality social work input, consistent with accepted notions of best practice and national and local guidance, in the context of partnership working.
- To model high quality professional behaviour and to develop and promote notions of authoritative practice within the service.
- To progress children’s plans in accordance with current local protocols, this may include writing statements within timescales, giving evidence on behalf of the Local Authority in Family Proceedings Court and any other court within the Family Division as required.
- To maintain accurate and up to date electronic case records in line with Departmental policies and procedures and contribute to the continued development of the data base
For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.
For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service: Colette.Elliott-Cooper@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 0208 489 9465.
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Closing Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
Recognised Social Work Qualified and HCPC Registered.
This opportunity is closed to applications.