Job vacancy details
Senior Practitioner, Children in Need Assessment Team
|Employer||Harrow Council||Reference||CW SP2402|
|Published||Wed 20/06/2012 09:00 AM||Closing Date||Tue 10/07/2012 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours|
|Salary||H11: £38,961-£41,610||DBS Check||Enhanced|
Redeployees will be given priority consideration.
Play your part in a new model
Early this year, we launched a brand new operating model for children’s services – a radical transformation driven by a complete system re-design.
We now have a seamless, fully integrated multi-agency service with one point of contact and a true team around the family. Our visionary approach is based on the firm foundations of evidence, best practice and extensive consultation. Joining us now will give you an important say in the detail and the development of service delivery as we continue on our ambitious journey.
We are committed to supporting and developing the skills and expertise of our workforce. The following opportunities and initiatives are available:
- Individual coaching for managers
- Independently supported and facilitated team planning and development sessions
- West London Alliance Training Consortium for NQSW, EPD & Front Line Manager’s training: Courses on Best Evidence practice, Triple P, Brief Solutions Focus Therapy etc.
- Reflective practice sessions, coaching and mentoring with independent associate consultants
- Three tier systemic family therapy training – introductory, foundation and advanced programmes in association with Morning Lane Associates and the Institute of Family Therapy
- Membership of the National Re-Design Network to implement Professor Munro’s recommendations
The post involves:
- supervising social workers and students;
- assisting the manager in ensuring that cases are allocated, and that decisions are appropriately followed through in a timely manner;
- ensuring that assessments are completed to a high standard and within timescales;
- assisting the manager in ensuring that staff develop their skills, knowledge and experience;
- assisting the manager to address staff performance issues;
- liaising with other professionals, as required, in the best interests of children and the service;
- ensuring that performance indicators targets are met;
- developing relationships with partner agencies;
- ensuring that complaints are responded to appropriately and within Council timescales;
- highlighting, to the team manager, cases which require senior management awareness or attention.
Relevant Social Work qualification and GSCC registration will be required. Social Workers are required to travel across the operational area and a driver’s licence and use of a car is required.
The post is subject to enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.
For an informal discussion please contact Janice Miller, Service Manager Children’s Access Service, on 020 8736 6937 or John Nixson, Team Manager Children in Need Assessment Team on 020 8736 6424.
Closing date: 10th July 2012