Senior Practitioner - Family Assessment Centre Job Up to £45600 Retention Bonus up to £3000 Flexible Working
Your new company
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow's leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we're a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus.
Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
Your new role
This post is part of a specialist team working as part of the internal resource for the conducting of all court directed parenting capacity assessments and delivering on specialist parenting programmes.Key Responsibilities include:
To be responsible for a managed caseload of the more complex cases in the service and ensure the delivery of a high-quality social work input, consistent with accepted notions of best practice and national and local guidance, in the context of partnership working.
To model high quality professional behaviour and to develop and promote notions of authoritative practice within the service.
To progress children's plans in accordance with current local protocols, this may include writing statements within timescales, giving evidence on behalf of the Local Authority in Family Proceedings Court and any other court within the Family Division as required.
To maintain accurate and up to date electronic case records in line with Departmental policies and procedures and contribute to the continued development of the data base
What you'll need to succeed
Good Knowledge of relevant legislation especially 1989 and 2004 Children Acts.
Good knowledge of thinking and research into safeguarding practices and policies
Ability to influence and coach others and to raise standard of other practitioners
Good knowledge of thinking and research into safeguarding practices
Good knowledge if Risk Management and child development
At least 3 years post qualifying experience in children's services
Experience in court work with children in care proceedings
Recognised Social Work Qualified and HCPC Registered
What you'll get in return
For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.
Salary up to £45600
Retention Bonus up to £3000
CPD 50 hrs per annum
and many more
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV (, or call Alex Hughes now on (phone number removed).
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