Senior Practitioner - Referral and Assessment
 

Senior Practitioner - Referral and Assessment

Salary - £40,869 - £43,860 per annum| Based in Kingston / Twickenham | Permanent | Full-time (36 hours per week)

 

“I always feel incredibly fortunate to be part of this team, particularly as such a positive experience is not necessarily universal in social work. I feel incredibly proud to be part of a team that values learning so much” (R&A Social Worker). 

 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for experienced, qualified social workers who are bright, enthusiastic people and have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families. We are now offering welcome payments to colleagues who join our our Referral and Assessment Team. 

 

About the role

All of our social work roles work in partnership with children, young people and those connected to them, in order to co-create plans that meet the identified need. 

 

As a Senior Practitioner within one of our Referral and Assessment Teams for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for: 

  • Holding caseloads of more complex cases and providing advice to other Social Workers in relation to their cases.

  • Investigating complaints of alleged neglect, abuse or ill-treatment of children; undertaking assessments and, where appropriate, arranging accommodation for children / young people.

  • Ensuring effective and timely communication within and across the business unit, so that key messages are conveyed to employees, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders in a consistent way.

Our manageable caseloads, supportive management structure and flexible technology ensure that we achieve good outcomes for our children, young people and their families and maintain a high-quality service.  We are seeking to recruit for permanent positions in both our Twickenham and Kingston based teams, when applying please state a preference if applicable. 

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

 

About you

To be a Senior Practitioner within one of our Referral and Assessment Teams for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • A fantastic communicator.

    A resilient worker, able to work effectively in a team or on your own initiative, taking ownership and responsibility.

  • Confident and competent with relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks and with an appropriate range of professional interventions.

  • A solution focused person with the ability to deal with sensitive issues.

  • Keen to support the development of others, investing in their journey as a Social Worker. 


About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to work remotely.

In AfC you will also have access to
  • Laptop, phone and systems so you can work remotely
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme
  • Really good holiday package (up to 34 days per year!)
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app
  • Positive and supportive working environments 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer
  • A Welcome payment

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

 

Start dates

Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

 

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our Role Profile and Job Pack

 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile. 

 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity or request an informal discussion, please contact:

 

Richmond:  Hilary Sutton, Head of Service, on hilary.sutton@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

Kingston: Rachael Pateman, Head of Service, on rachael.pateman@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Closing Date: 14 February 2021

 

Area
Twickenham
Working Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Children's Social Work
Salary From
£40,869
Salary To
£43,860
 

Senior Practitioner - Referral and Assessment

Salary - £40,869 - £43,860 per annum| Based in Kingston / Twickenham | Permanent | Full-time (36 hours per week)

 

“I always feel incredibly fortunate to be part of this team, particularly as such a positive experience is not necessarily universal in social work. I feel incredibly proud to be part of a team that values learning so much” (R&A Social Worker). 

 

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for experienced, qualified social workers who are bright, enthusiastic people and have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families. We are now offering welcome payments to colleagues who join our our Referral and Assessment Team. 

 

About the role

All of our social work roles work in partnership with children, young people and those connected to them, in order to co-create plans that meet the identified need. 

 

As a Senior Practitioner within one of our Referral and Assessment Teams for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for: 

  • Holding caseloads of more complex cases and providing advice to other Social Workers in relation to their cases.

  • Investigating complaints of alleged neglect, abuse or ill-treatment of children; undertaking assessments and, where appropriate, arranging accommodation for children / young people.

  • Ensuring effective and timely communication within and across the business unit, so that key messages are conveyed to employees, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders in a consistent way.

Our manageable caseloads, supportive management structure and flexible technology ensure that we achieve good outcomes for our children, young people and their families and maintain a high-quality service.  We are seeking to recruit for permanent positions in both our Twickenham and Kingston based teams, when applying please state a preference if applicable. 

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

 

About you

To be a Senior Practitioner within one of our Referral and Assessment Teams for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • A fantastic communicator.

    A resilient worker, able to work effectively in a team or on your own initiative, taking ownership and responsibility.

  • Confident and competent with relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks and with an appropriate range of professional interventions.

  • A solution focused person with the ability to deal with sensitive issues.

  • Keen to support the development of others, investing in their journey as a Social Worker. 


About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to work remotely.

In AfC you will also have access to
  • Laptop, phone and systems so you can work remotely
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme
  • Really good holiday package (up to 34 days per year!)
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app
  • Positive and supportive working environments 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer
  • A Welcome payment

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

 

Start dates

Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

 

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our Role Profile and Job Pack

 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile. 

 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity or request an informal discussion, please contact:

 

Richmond:  Hilary Sutton, Head of Service, on hilary.sutton@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

Kingston: Rachael Pateman, Head of Service, on rachael.pateman@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Closing Date: 14 February 2021