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Senior Practitioner - Leaving Care

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Senior Practitioner - Leaving Care - South East London Role:  Senior Practitioner Location: South East London Team:  Leaving Care Pay: Up to £44,661 + £6,000 in bonus Contract:  Full Time (Permanent) Our Local Authority client in South East London is currently looking for a Senior Practitioner to join their Leaving Care team in Children’s Services.  There is an incentive scheme in place to increase salary packages within Up to £50,661 As a Senior Practitioner on the Leaving Care team in South East London, you will need to have at least 2 year post qualifying experience in a similar team or have completed an ASYE. To be considered as a Senior Social Worker for this role in South East London you will also need: HCPC Registration Social Work Qualification Recent DBS Check 2+ Years Experience Duties include but not limited to: Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations that reflects a commitment to relationship and strengths-based practice Provide expert advice and support to less experienced staff on aspects of casework ensuring a high level of practice is demonstrated. Support the transition of young people from care to independence as they move from the Child in Care teams to the 16+ Care Leavers teams. Contribute to the learning and development of others either through supporting a newly qualified social worker and acting as a Practice Assessor for students on placement. Lead on an area of practice i.e. contextual safeguarding, Education Training and Employment, Emotional Wellbeing, Court Work etc. To be a Signs of Safety Champion and consistently use the Signs of Safety practice model in assessments and interventions with children and their families. Prepare clear, structured and concise reports for meetings to the required standard and within the prescribed timescales. Participate in regular supervision to review case work and critically reflect on the work being undertaken. Provide Group Supervision sessions to Social Workers and Personal Advisors. To be competent in all areas of the PCF at Experienced Social Worker level and The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) for approved child and family practitioners. To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation (GDPR) and use Medway Council specific recording systems to promote effective case management. Contribute to service development in line with local plans, initiatives, and strategies. To deputise for the Team Manager when necessary and as appropriate. As an agency, Sheldon Phillips will provide you with: A dedicated Recruitment Consultant to support your job search Market leading rates of pay If you are interested in the role as a Senior Practitioner within a Leaving Care team in South East London, contact Fred Thomas on 01635 226350. Until the end of October we are offering £300 for referrals which result in successful placement so if this role isn't for you be sure to pass it on to any friends/colleague who may be looking!