Job Title: Children's Practitioner
Salary Range: £20,344 - £26,999 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Full Time Permanent
An exciting opportunity has come up for a Children’s Practitioner within the Watford 1 Family Safeguarding team.
Our Family Safeguarding Teams are multi-agency teams that work with Child Protection, and Child in Need cases, children subject to care proceedings and children looked after. These are multi-disciplinary teams consisting of social workers, domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health worker working together to tackle the root causes of risk in families.
This is an exciting time to be in the family safeguarding service with other Local Authorities keen to mirror practice and it is also an excellent opportunity to progress your professional career in a supportive environment alongside experienced, committed, creative and productive Social Work staff and managers.
As a Children’s Practitioner you would be supporting social workers within the team to undertake identified pieces of work, working directly with children and parents, to achieve change within families. Work includes contributing to parenting assessments, undertaking direct work with children, supervising contact between children and their parents and attending meetings to review plans for children. The role requires you to record all sessions in an analytical way onto the child/ren’s LCS records. Attendance at group supervision is necessary as this informs work to be completed and reflect on how to achieve best outcomes for the child/ren.
The team has a Smart Working ethos, where working from home or other off-site touchdown locations is actively encouraged. To facilitate this a laptop and mobile phone will be provided.
Employees have access to a range of benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, leased car and the ‘Herts Rewards’ scheme which offers a variety of discounts and wellbeing options.
Interview Date: Week Commencing 27th July 2020 via Microsoft Teams