Advanced Practitioner - Referral and Assessment

Sirona Medical's Social Work Department are recruiting for an Advanced Practitioner for the Referral and Assessment Team. Main purpose of post: • Carry a workload requiring exemplary practice in situations of high complexity, exercising a degree of autonomy.

• To provide support to managers and social workers to ensure the Council delivers high quality practice and complies with legislation, regulation and Social Care standards.

• To coach, mentor, support and/or supervise less experienced members of the service.Key Accountabilities: • Supporting the team on ‘Duty’ with urgent allocations.

• Support casework with the more complex and challenging families, as per team needs, that require a high level of social work expertise in order to provide children with better outcomes Support, advise, mentor and model high standards of professional social work practice to newly qualified and less experienced staff in Complex/High Risk cases; provide professional, reflective supervision and support to staff as relevant to the needs of the team, e.g.

staff induction, newly qualified social workers, students.

• Manage a complex workload with a degree of autonomy, developing and maintaining a network of internal and external colleagues, with whom to seek and share advice, expertise and develop practice.

• To promote excellent interagency work by modelling and providing advice e.g.

in relation to Core Groups for children subject to a Child Protection Plan or in chairing a placement support meeting and working and develop a ‘team around the child’ approach.

• Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service.

Maintain and provide expertise in specialist assessment and intervention, acting as a resource to others within the organisation.

• Prepare, attend and chair, where applicable, a range of meetings and decision-making forums on specific cases as required.

• Due to the nature of the work with vulnerable children, families and carers some work beyond normal office hours is required from time to time.

• To work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job, and participate as required in multi-disciplinary cross-department and cross-organisational groups and task teams.Flexible Working: Social workers are expected to undertake face to face visits to families.

All social workers work in the office on a rota basis with their teams.Expenses: Locums are able to claim back mileage from their place of work to visits (this does not include travel from home to work).

The service also has work oyster cards that can be provided.

To apply for this role you must have:A relevant Social Work qualification (BA/MA Social Work/DipSW or equivalent)Be Social Work England RegisteredBe eligible to work within the UKBe a car driver and have access to a vehicle 

  • Location: Bromley,England
  • Salary: £35 - £39 per hour
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Sirona Medical Limited
  • Posted: 02-Sep-2022
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