View Vacancy -- Senior Practitioner - Young Adult Service
Early application is encouraged, as due to the high volumes of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
The Young Adults Service invites applications from qualified and child-focused social workers at Senior Practitioner level. The service plays a vital role in continuing the child’s journey when cases are transferred from the children’s team for longer term care leaving service and transitioning to adulthood.
We are a busy and supportive service working with looked after children and young people leaving care aged 16 to 25 years old. We also manage the referral and assessment for unaccompanied minors arriving in the borough aged 16 + and ensure a robust response to age assessment requirements.
The ideal candidate will need to be a resilient and authoritative practitioner who places children and young people and their welfare at the heart of your practice. You will support the referral and assessment for newly arriving UASC’s, which includes child and family assessments and age assessment, and the re-assessment of returning care leavers. You will work closely with the senior practitioner who manages the duty service and offer cover when required. You will need to liaise effectively and efficiently with both internal and external partners to ensure that children and young people are safe and manage a caseload of complex children and young people. Therefore, your written and verbal communication would be second to none and you would be used to providing high quality, evidence-based assessments and the application of signs of safety.
We’ll also expect you to support your Team Manager in developing the team, e.g., potentially supporting and mentoring ASYE and less experienced colleagues, offer 1-2-1 supervision to personal advisors and cover when required the day -to day management of the duty team and help to implement and drive a high performance culture.
In return, we will give you the time and support you need to make a difference. Alongside our generous learning and development offer, we offer a competitive salary package which includes a recruitment & retention payment and relocation offer (subject to eligibility, terms and conditions). We are actively working to reduce caseloads across the service and provide mobile working technology so that you spend more time with children and young people, doing what really matters.
Closing Date: Monday 20th January 2020
- Recognised Social Work Qualified and HCPC Registered.
- Evidence of continued professional development.
Refer to attached Job Description.
This opportunity is closed to applications.