Senior Practitioner (Children Social Care)

£40,876 - £44,863 yearly
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 14 Oct, 2020
Full time Healthcare Public Sector and Government Social Work

Job Description

Hours: 37
Manager Email: Sharon.Godfrey@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Introduction

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

At Milton Keynes Children's Social Care, we are passionate about supporting our communities and improving the lives of others. We currently have a number of vacancies across our department for dedicated, passionate and professional Senior Practitioners to join us.

Key Duties

  • Full and Part Time Posts are available across the different Service areas
  • As a senior practitioner the post holder will work closely with the deputy team manager, team manager and colleagues to provide the leadership, management, support and training necessary to help social workers, social work assistants and social work professionals fulfil their demanding role.
  • Responsibility for bringing expertise and advice, support, and guidance to the children’s social work team. They will manage their own caseload of the more demanding and complex cases and manage and supervise the casework of colleagues providing support, guidance and advice as necessary.

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • Social work qualification (DipSW, CQSW, Degree in social work or equivalent)

Skills Required

  • Awareness of the legislative framework
  • Ability to analyse, summarise and write/ record relevant information clearly and concisely so that it is easily understood by users and colleagues
  • Ability to analyse, summarise and write/ record relevant information clearly and concisely so that it is easily understood by users and colleagues
  • Ability to work as part of a team with children and families including working co-operatively with other professionals and agencies to meet the needs of the child
  • Skills and knowledge in listening to children and adults, in observation and in carrying out assessments of strengths and weaknesses within families.

Departmental Benefits of this role

  • working within a progressive and forward thinking team
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • £4000 retention bonus (FTE) per annum subject to performance and sickness