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Practice Manager

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1012
  • Published: Sat 25/05/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Grade: P04 £46,041 - £49,083 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Contract Type: Full-time

Working hours per week: contractual hours of work are 36 per week.

Weeks per year: 52

Closing date: 30/06/24


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Now is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a Social Work Practice Manager.

We are currently transforming our services to provide high quality person-centred care and support to adults to maximise their mental health and wellbeing.

We need a highly skilled and experienced Social Worker to work at a senior practitioner level as Practice Manager in the Mental Health Community Recovery Services in Waltham Forest. You can help us deliver positive outcomes for adult social care users, their carers and families as well as the wider community.

Working alongside the nursing clinical lead, you will be responsible for providing support to a team of mental health Social Workers, Nurses and Occupational Therapists. As Practice Manager, you will take a lead in supporting the Social Workers in the team, providing them with regular supervision and line management. The team support service users with severe and enduring mental health needs as well as their families, carers and support networks. The work with service users involves completing Care Act assessments, arranging CPA meetings, preparing Social Circumstances Reports, attending Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings, completing Mental Capacity Act Assessments, and supporting people with severe and enduring mental illness in their recovery journey to maximise their independence. You may be required to also carry a small caseload of complex and challenging cases.

You'll work as part of a wider team within the Specialist Social Work Service in the Mental Health Service. Mental health posts in Waltham Forest are covered within a s75 partnership with our Trust partners - North East London Foundation Trust. You will be required to be proficient in using the recording systems RiO and MOSAIC.

You will be provided regular supervision and access to training and career development opportunities including the opportunity to train in Open Dialogue and potentially gain a qualification in this area.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct statutory assessments of adults & older people to determine eligibility and intervention/referral to the appropriate service.
  • Plan, deliver and oversee programmes or packages of care and/or support or other interventions for a complex caseload. Monitor and where appropriate review cases.
  • Liaise internally and externally and work with colleagues from other agencies to ensure adults and older people's interests are supported.
  • Maintain properly documented case files, records and information.
  • Prepare standard reports as required.
  • Mentor and support others in their development.

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be considered for this position, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. CSQW, Dip SW, equivalent degree level or equivalent qualification in Social Work or Occupational Therapy)
  • Social Work England registration
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;

Satisfactory DBS check;

Continued professional body registration;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Siobhan Askew - Team Manager and Social Care Lead Waltham Forest AMHP Service, Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre, 714 Forest Road, London E17 3HP, Tel: 0300 555 1268 (extension 56120)

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1012
  • Published: Sat 25/05/2024, 19:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/06/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 46,041.00 - 49,083.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed