Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Salary: £40,829 - £47,360 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the Children in Need service (CIN) within Camden. This is a thriving and dynamic service which works to ensure that the needs of children and families are met at the earliest opportunity.
We are looking for an experienced Practitioner, to join the Children In Need service and work alongside social work colleagues and the existing management team .You will take a pivotal role to assess families and ensure that families receive appropriate support and protection. As well as being a versatile and agile worker, you will have strong communication, engagement and analytical skills to promote and safeguard children and their families.
In November 2017 Ofsted described social work practice in Camden as “a learning culture, well supported by the use of a systemic model of practice”. You will develop under what Ofsted described “outstanding leadership and management” in which “the leadership team have formed a dynamic, professionally fertile environment for social workers at all levels of experience to engage with children and families.”
You will have the opportunity to work within the Camden model of social work, a highly praised model which has been validated by the recent inspection process and current Camden employee’s alike. This model has created an environment in which social workers feel safe, have increased autonomy, which enables them to be innovative in their work with children and young people alongside receiving good frontline management and peer support.
We take pride in getting it right first time and as such you will have access to excellent training opportunities and support from a well-established senior management team, so you can ensure effective interventions are delivered to children and families requiring support and protection in Camden.
To be considered for this role you must be a fully qualified, accredited social work professional, with substantial post-qualifying experience and hold a current HCPC registration.
You will have detailed working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and standards in the Children and Young families’ area accompanied by supervisory experience or other relevant management experience and training.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with a diverse range of professionals is essential whilst also possessing excellent analytical skills. You will also have a sound understanding of safeguarding, care proceedings and court work.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 1st December 2019 at 11:59pm
Interviews to be held: w/c 16th December 2019
Please quote reference: 190000SD
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