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Referral & Assessment Senior Practitioner

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Referral & Assessment Senior Practitioner in Bromley

Locum Referral and Assessment Senior Practitioner Required

The rate for this role is fixed at £38 per hour which is non-negotiable.

Key Criteria:

* Candidates must be able to start immediately/within one week
* To be considered for this role, candidates must have at least 3 years front line/safeguarding experience. There are no management responsibilities in this role.


We have a caseload promise of 18 children, but we are in the process of revising that to 8-9 families per social worker. At times that may mean that social workers will have fewer than 18 children or slightly more depending on the size of the family.

Flexible Working:

Social workers are expected to undertake face to face visits to families. All social workers work in the office on a rota basis with their teams.


Locums can claim back mileage from their place of work to visits (this does not include travel from home to work). The service also has work oyster cards that can be provided Referrals meeting the threshold for an assessment will be passed through to the Referral and Assessment Service by the MASH Team. These cases relate to children between the ages of 0-17.

The referrals can be:

* Child Protection - children who have suffered significant harm or are at risk of suffering significant harm. Investigations and assessments of these children are usually conducted on a joint basis with the Police Child Abuse and Investigation Team (CAIT)
* Children in Need - children whose needs cannot be met through the CAF (Common Assessment Framework) and TAC (Team Around the Child) process or ones with a range of complex needs
* The initial stages of new Looked After episodes for a child or young person
* Families presenting as having No Recourse to Public Funds. Assessments are completed, through direct work with children and families plus appropriate professionals, to identify needs/risks and develop plans to meet these as appropriate. Case responsibility is then transferred to the appropriate teams within Social Care.

Weekly Hours - 36
Assignment Duration - Initially 3 months
Weekly Shifty Time - 08:45-17.00

For this position, you must have:
- A degree or master's in social work (or any other recognised equivalent qualification)
- Social Work England Registration

Working with Service Care Solutions offers many benefits including:

- A specialist consultant within an experienced Social Work recruitment team
- Consistently excellent rates of pay
- An extensive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
- Payroll service twice a week.
- Personal on-going training budgets
- Registrations and DBS paid for by us

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call Matthew at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role, and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.