Senior Practitioner - Initial Response - GBP32.34 hourly

16 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Senior Practitioner - Referral and Assessment Team - GBP32.34 hourly
NonStop Care have currently partnered with a Local Authority in the West Midlands to provide Social Workers to their Referral and Assessment service in 2019.
This is a great opportunity to join an engaging service on an interim basis to network and build relationships to help develop your career in future.
What they can offer you:
  • Competitive hourly rate given the market evaluation for 2019.
  • Agile working policy - if you need flexible working or a day or two from home every so often they will allow this.
  • Supportive management and diverse working environment - They have a stable workforce of both permanent and locum staff.
Responsibilities for a Referral and Assessment Social Worker will include:
  • Assessing for and provide services to children in need within the framework
  • Ensuring that services are efficiently and effectively provided
  • Maintaining high standards of professional practice within own workload
  • Managing a case load of children and families
  • Participating in core assessments, in partnership with the child & care providers
  • Implementing Child Protection and LAC procedures as and when required
  • Working with families, children and young people to reduce the need for accommodation or care proceedings
  • Understanding the Every Child Matters agenda
  • Helping to develop interventions by working with other professionals
  • Undertaking investigations under Section 47s on allocated and duty cases as required
  • Providing reports as required for child protection case conferences, children in need meetings, permanency meetings, child care reviews and in court processes
  • Giving evidence in court when required
As a Referral and Assessment Social Worker you will be:
  • Ideally have worked within a R&A Team for 12+ months.
  • Experienced in Court Work
  • A sound knowledge of legislation and guidance.
  • Ability to analyse information and make informed decisions.
  • Good knowledge of child development
  • A clear decision maker and good team worker.
  • A current Enhanced DBS and registration with the HCPC.
If you would like to have a catch up regarding this opportunity or wish to have a confidential chat then please get in touch with Liam Woods on . Due to high demand this role is unlikely to remain on the market for long.
Alternatively if you're not looking, you may know a colleague who might be able to benefit from knowing about these positions and I offer a referral bonus of GBP200 if I place your referral.