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Senior Practitioner – Integrated Adolescent Service

Young People Services
19003481 Requisition #
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| Starting salary £39,108 per annum | Permanent Full Time, 37 hours per week |

We are a specialist team that offers intensive social work support to adolescents and their families.

We work with families through complex situations where the perception from families and professionals may be that the young person is displaying significant risk-taking behaviour(s) that may cause people to be concerned about them and where their family may be feeling they are unable to cope.

We work with partner agencies to support the young people, their families and their wider network in developing strategies to stay safe and maintain them within their family. Where it is not safe for young people to remain living at home, we will continue to work with them, their families, their wider network to identify suitable safe alternatives.

About the role:

You will be supported with good quality supervision and have excellent opportunities for professional development to manage a varied and complex caseload working with adolescents and their families. The service incorporates statutory social work, youth offending and early help teams. You’ll develop areas of specialist practice, including trauma-informed practice and contextual safeguarding.

As a senior practitioner you’ll set performance expectations, striking a balance between support and oversight. You will coach and mentor less experienced staff and act as a Practice Assessor for ASYE and student social workers. In the Team Manager’s absence you will be expected to deputise and provide management support to the team.

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area including travelling around the county of Kent and beyond to transport children and their belongings and be available to do so in an emergency. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as your role will involve you transporting people and equipment to venues in very rural areas, often with limited public transport

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and to registration as a qualified Social Worker with the Health Care Professionals Council.

To view and download the job description and person specification for this role please click here.

For further information on this role please contact Ruth Bachrach on 03000 411118.

Closing date: 26th August 2019

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