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Senior Practitioner

  • Employer: London Borough of Redbridge
  • Reference: RQ001338
  • Published: Fri 24/02/2023, 14:27 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 24/08/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £43,815 - £49,890 per annum + £3,000 R&R allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Redbridge

Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse, and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. 

We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.

Redbridge Social Care are looking to recruit senior practitioners to a number of different service areas. This includes:

  • The new Domestic Abuse Service
  • Community Social Work Team
  • Child Protection and Assessment Team
  • Parenting Assessment Team
  • Reunification Team
  • MASH
  • EDT

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated Senior Practitioners. The roles would suit a highly motivated, dynamic, and tenacious individual who is competent with their statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and has a sound understanding of other legislation and guidance relating to Safeguarding Children. The role will entail excellent assessment/analysis skills, a clear understanding of thresholds and a flair for thinking SMART and creatively in relation to care planning for those children who are subject to Child in Need and Child Protection Plans. The role will also include holding some of the most complex cases that require the local authority to initiate the PLO and Court Proceedings and therefore practice experience around cases in court is essential.  This post is the first step towards experiencing social work management and managerial decision making. The post holder will have the opportunity to take the lead in an area of social work practice, taking responsibility for mentoring and supporting Newly Qualified Social Workers as well as playing an integral park in enhancing Social Work Practice across the service.

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes: 

  • Experience of working with children, young people, and their families.
  • Excellent writing skills and who is confident in representing the service at professional forums.
  • Committed to achieving positive outcomes for Children who are subject to Child in Need, Child Protection plans as well as those that are subject to Court Orders.
  • Experience of completing assessments and developing SMART care plans for children, young people, and their families; and
  • A proven track record of establishing positive and meaningful relationships with children, young people, and their families as well as colleagues
  • A proven record for meeting statutory timescales
  • Able to deputise for the Practice Manager where needed including quality assuring work completed by Social Workers.

The successful candidate will have a dedicated PMR to support them to achieve their career aspirations and this will include a solid training offer, bespoke to you to support your CPD.

To apply for this role, please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/jobs

All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief .

  • Employer: London Borough of Redbridge
  • Reference: RQ001338
  • Published: Fri 24/02/2023, 14:27 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 24/08/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £43,815 - £49,890 per annum + £3,000 R&R allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Redbridge

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