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Senior Practitioner EDT

  • Job reference: SPEDT.OLDHAM0321
  • Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Social Care
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Job description: Senior Practitioner - Emergency Duty Team - Oldham Council

Service Care Solutions are looking to recruit an experienced Social worker to work in the Emergency Duty Team on behalf of Oldham Council.

The role of the Senior Practitioner on the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) is to respond to social care emergencies that requires intervention by the Local Authority outside of normal working hours. The core duties include undertaking investigations, assessments and developing time limited plans to safeguard vulnerable children or adults where required. The nature of the work can be complex and fast paced which requires thorough and robust decision making skills. As a qualified and registered Social Worker and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) you will have a broad and detailed knowledge of the legislation that underpins the statutory duties of the Emergency Duty Team. A Senior Practitioner on EDT would be expected to continue to develop professionally, and be accountable for the delivery of, and promote, social work good practice.
To screen referrals and undertake investigations and assessments in line the Local Authorities statutory duties. This includes assessment and investigations for vulnerable children, Adults and undertaking assessments under the Mental Health Act.
To maintain records in necessary formats and ensure content by self and team is accurate and personal information is kept confidential.
To prepare, attend and participate in meetings and decision-making forums, for example, Court appearances, Reviews, Panels, Case Conferences or team meetings. To chair meetings as appropriate.
To provide information, data and statistics as required.
To inform managers of service deficiencies or issues interfering with delivering an efficient service, assist to identify and make suggestions for opportunities for improvement.
To act for and advocate on behalf of Service Users, Carers and Families, within the boundaries of corporate and directorate policies.
To develop and maintain appropriate working relationships with partnership agencies, including health and voluntary sector agencies.

- This is an office and community based role
- Candidate must be an Approved Mental Health Professional and have a current AMHP Warrant
- Knowledge of both Children's Social Care and Adults Social Care
- Able to drive and have own vehicle insured for business use

To Apply please send across your CV to

Working with Service Care Solutions comes with many benefits, including:
*A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
*Exceptional referral bonuses
*Extensive & exclusive range of vacancies across the UK
*Nationwide provider to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text, email or call.
*DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.
*A Free Payroll Service for Qualified Social Workers
*£150 Job bonus for bringing your own job to us
*£150 for qualified social workers starting a new role with Service Care Solutions

*Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know. Once they are placed and complete their probationary period, you receive a £250 bonus! *

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.