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Senior Practitioner – First Response Team

Employer
Haringey London Borough Council
Location
Haringey, London (Greater)
Salary
£43,860 - £46,839
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time
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About The Role

The Senior Practitioner role is designed to support the Team Manager, in leading a multi-disciplinary team which promotes the wellbeing of Haringey residents. The Senior Practitioner is required to provide case management, guidance, support and expert advice to social care staff, students and partner staff as and when required.

This is a supervisory role, therefore professional supervision for social care staff will need to be undertaken.

The ideal candidate will hold a small complex caseload.

The Senior Practitioner is required to authorise assessments and support plans ensuring that the highest professional standards are applied.

Within this role you will work to maximise the independence of those assessed and implement preventative interventions, including working with voluntary and community groups and ensuring a strengths-based approach is central to the process.

About You

  • A working knowledge of key legislation within the health and social care sector and a Degree or Diploma in Social Work 
  • Robust knowledge of health and social care frameworks and the impact on practice. 
  • A working knowledge of social and health groups and ways in which to positively engage with them to achieve best outcomes. 
  • Experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those with complex needs and histories of homelessness. 
  • Experience advocating for vulnerable people, and challenging perceptions constructively to improve services and remove barriers to access. 
  • A commitment to finding solutions to complex problems and working with other people and organisations to do so. 
  • Strong written work which is outcome focused and provides both analysis and solutions to issues that have been identified.
  • Strong communication skills to support and encourage engagement from others. 
  • Strong organisational skills and time management.
  • Strong IT skills across a range of Microsoft Window applications

Other Requirements / How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact or Patrice English Patrice.english@haringey.gov.uk

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