Starting salary: £47,575
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 25 September 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: 5 October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because we’re not just home to UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
Are you passionate about making positive change with people who have experienced trauma, making sure they are at the heart of the work we do with them and able to lead the way? Do you have an in depth understanding of the systems people have to navigate to get the support they need and are you able to identify the barriers people face? Can you take a leadership role in working with partners across the system to address those barriers, and support practitioners to work with people using sensitive, trauma informed approaches that ensure people are able to identify and work towards what matters to them? If so, this exciting new role is for you.
You will be responsible for two key areas of work: Leading our Camden and Islington Trauma Informed Network and improving practice in Adult Social Care.
Our Trauma Informed Network is well established and we are now bringing its leadership into the Council. The Network is the collective effort of people with lived experience and those in roles across sectors. Together the network works towards connecting the disparate trauma-informed approaches across the system and creating a shared language and approach. You would be responsible for leading this work on behalf of the network members, ensuring an ethos of coproduction and collaboration and that it continues to go from strength to strength.
In adult social care our strengths based model ‘What Matters’ focuses on the things that matter to people, recognising their strengths and building on them. For people who experience trauma this can be particularly challenging, especially if we want them to be able to lead the work. We know we have to work with practitioners from across the system and we want to use tools like Team Around Me to make this happen. The postholder will work alongside ASC staff to work in this way.
The post is jointly funded by adult social care, homelessness services and public health in recognition of the system wide approach required. As such, the role will have a systemic focus to how we support the network and develop trauma informed practice.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
You will be committed to the ambitions of Supporting People Connecting Communities Refresh. You will be excellent at building rapport with people. Your creativity and ability to innovate will ensure you can carry out the role with confidence. You will have a track record of working with people from across the system in a collaborative way, with communication skills that make this possible. You will be passionate about breaking down system barriers to build strong system partnerships thinking outside of silos. You will have an in depth knowledge of trauma informed approaches, experience of working with people with lived experience and a comprehensive understanding of good practice.
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Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Oth