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Senior Practitioner Older People / Physical Disabilities

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  • Job reference: HQ00094041
    Up to £29.88 per hour
    Social Worker


    Are you looking for a new social work role in Southwark?

    Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for a Senior Practitioner to fill a full-time role within an Older People/Physical Disability Team based in Southwark.

    The pay rate for this full-time role is £29.88 (LTD Company Equivalent) per hour and is an initial 3-month contract.

    About the job:
    - The Senior Practitioner role is key in supporting the day-to-day running of the team.
    - The Senior Practitioners are responsible for managing incoming referrals
    - Guiding and assisting staff with decision making
    - Developing the service to meet the changing needs of the service; development and supervision of the Customer Support Officers
    - Ensuring timely initial screening and gathering of information that is sufficiently comprehensive to determine where the contact should be directed to and to inform the customer of the action taken
    - Managing no replies and ensuring safety of service users in community.

    Key skills required:
    - Ability to manage competing demands and prioritise work effectively
    - Confident decision making and ability to stay calm under pressure
    - Knowledge of adult social care legislation and good practice
    - Experience of triaging safeguarding referrals

    - A Social Care qualification
    - Experience of providing information and advice to customers.
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults services
    - Experience of line managing staff and performance management is non-essential - would welcome those with strong practice experience looking to move into management role for the first time)

    This Social Work job is advertised by Ronnie Bradford; 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.