Senior Practitioner – Fostering Team (Part time) – Medway

Our client, Medway is seeking a Senior Practitioner to join their Fostering Team

What the role entails:

  • To be responsible and accountable for the practice of student social workers on placement, providing expert guidance, assessing practice in accordance with University guidance, and actively participating in the Student’s Unit.
  • To lead on training and development for Foster Carers and to facilitate and attend support groups.
  • To model good practice that reflects a value based approach to working with children and their families that is child-centred.
  • To take responsibility for a caseload of complex cases. As well as setting the standard for colleagues to follow, you will supervise the work of other members of the team and actively coach, mentor and develop them.
  • To ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families.
  • To keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models and innovative practice within the social work field.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Data Protection legislation and use the Children’s Recording System to promote effective case management.
  • To be available for supervision, as required and to prepare for supervisory sessions, as required by the Team Manager.
    To be competent in all areas of the Professional Capabilities framework for Social Workers.

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Requirements of the role:

  • Qualified Social Worker
  • SW England registered
  • Must have completed ASYE

What’s more, is that we offer support towards your CPD Fund. We can provide you with up to 8 hours of CPD sessionscovering a variety of topics, allowing you to worry less about those dreaded requirements! We’re here to help you make you mark.

Some more about Social Personnel and what you can expect from us:

Social Personnel opened its doors in 2014 with two guiding principles, the right person in the right role, and the start of your new role is the start of our relationship.

Since then, we have gone on to become one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the UK because we focus on our social workers, understanding the challenging circumstances they face daily, and go out of our way to support them personally and professionally.

Our consultants are well placed to offer career advice and our Customer Relations Team are here to support them whatever the issue, query or just to have a rant at the end of a bad day!

We treat our social work colleagues honestly, fairly and with respect, ensuring that we achieve a higher standard of recruitment. This is a target we set for ourselves, both individually, and as a business.