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Policy and Practice Improvement Consultant

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000NH
  • Published: Fri 05/08/2022, 11:37 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 16, £52,746 - £54,873
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

Policy and Practice Improvement Consultants (x2)

Grade 16; £52,746 - £54,873

36 per week / Monday – Friday

Permanent

 

“Do you have the expertise to share your knowledge and experience to support and further improve practice across children’s social care?”

 

The Opportunity

The Policy and Practice Improvement Consultants provide expertise, challenge and support to Heads of Service and Service Managers in order to improve practice across the Children’s Social Care division. They play a key role in developing and implementing our Practice Improvement Plan. They will lead on the implementation of learning from quality assurance activities to improve service delivery with an unswerving focus on outcomes for children, leading professional development and training sessions for staff to embed this into day-to-day practice.

In addition the postholders will provide practice educator supervision, assessment and support to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Benefits of Working With Us

  • A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
  • 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
  • Accredited Systemic Practice training 
  • A range of CPD opportunities to support your development
  • Investment into your staff well-being
  • Good management support for practitioners, regular supervision, and access to a clinical therapist to support your work
  • Flexible working opportunities

Why Join Us

  • Our teams consist of experienced professionals at various levels
  • The team arrange regular meetings to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties, they will use this time to problem solve complex cases
  • The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change
  • You will join an established team who can help you settle in and offer their expertise
  • You will have the support of an extremely knowledgeable and understanding manager
  • Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.

About You

The suitable applicant will have the following;

  • Qualified Social Worker and up to date registration with Social Work England
  • Substantial leadership experience working in a statutory children’s social care setting
  • Substantial experience of making sound professional judgements on the quality of practice in high risk/high complexity cases
  • Successful experience of providing management and professional supervision/development to social care staff at all levels including Team and Service Managers and Heads of Service.
  • Up to date knowledge of developments in national policy, legislation, statutory guidance and standards regarding children’s social care.
  • Ability to engage and develop effective professional relationships with children and families and involve them in service developments and improvement activities
  • Ability to analyse information and produce quality case/service reviews and audits and recommend SMART areas for improvements
  • Apply theoretical frameworks and evidence-based models of practice, research & theory in practice and service development/improvement.
  • Communicate to a high standard verbally and in writing and producing and presenting high-quality analytical reports to a range of forms

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Recruitment and Selection Timeline

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 4th September 2022

Shortlisting will take place WC 5th September 2022

Interviews will take place WC 12th September 2022

Disclaimer

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check which allows them to work with children.

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  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000NH
  • Published: Fri 05/08/2022, 11:37 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 16, £52,746 - £54,873
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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