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Senior Practitioner, Child Protection and Safeguarding

Job reference: HQ00086478
£32.00 - £35.00 per hour
Senior Practitioner


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated senior practitioner to work full-time within a child protection and safeguarding team based in Bromley. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of senior social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

The pay rate for this locum senior practitioner job is £32 - £35 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 4-month contract.

- To maintain high standards of professional practice within their own workload and to promote and enhance such practice within the team and division
- To manage a caseload of children and families
- Maintain personal contact with looked after children at a rate no less than that laid down in Placement Regulations
- Ensure that the health and education needs of all LAC are met in accordance with National Standards.
- Ensure that all procedural requirements with respect to reviewing, consultation and recording are adhered to.
- To act as a duty social worker as required by the Group Manager. This may involve providing advice and guidance to less experienced colleagues.
- To make recommendations to the Group Manager (or another budget holder as appropriate) regarding financial expenditure entailed in care plans and to undertake delegated financial responsibilities.
-To undertake appropriate training and to maintain a knowledge of changes to departmental procedure, legislation and regulations and of developments in professional practice.
- To take responsibility within the team for the development of practice; to contribute to training; to have liaison responsibilities and to represent the team on working parties and other bodies as required.

Requirements of the senior practitioner:
- Degree or equivalent in social work
- Current HCPC registration
- Significant senior level frontline experience with children's services
- Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation, regulations and guidance such as national assessment framework.
- Knowledge of child development and of family functioning and dynamics
- Knowledge of methods of social work intervention

This senior practitioner job is advertised by Charles Ginn; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.