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EDT Senior Practitioner (Children’s Safeguarding and Social Work)

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2967
  • Published: Tue 09/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/08/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Salary: £47,394 - £54,222
Plus Disruption and Night Duty allowances (approx. 28%) AMHP allowance (if applicable) and essential car user allowance
Location: 5 Pancras Square N1C 4AG
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time (36 hours)
Closing Date: Sunday 11 August 2024; 23:59

About Camden

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Our residents and communities are at the heart of everything we do. 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

What You’ll Be Doing

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EDT Senior Practitioner in Camden’s out of hours Emergency Duty Team.

The EDT Senior Practitioner will respond appropriately to any social work emergencies out of normal office hours that cannot wait until the working day. This will include those from Children and Families, Looked-after Children, Youth Offending, Vulnerable Adults, Learning Disability and Mental Health. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing child at risk referrals, and working with the police and hospitals to ensure that children and young people are kept safe until work can be picked up the next working day. 

The EDT SP will act as the corporate parent on behalf of the local authority to ensure well-being of looked after children. Support and advice will also be given to families in cases of urgency.

Similarly, the EDT Senior Practitioner will respond to and resolve issues concerning vulnerable adults, and those with severe and enduring Mental Health concerns, including formal Mental Health Act Assessments

Additionally, you will offer supervision and support to any social workers working out of office hours, and help plan the work of any individual sessional workers specifically allocated to EDT.

Over a 10 week rota, the EDT senior practitioner works as a lone practitioner 10 night shifts on weeknights (5pm-9am) and 8x 12hr weekend slots (4 weekend out of 10) (Pro-rata for part time workers)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

All About You

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate is a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England who is an Approved Mental Health Practitioner, with sound knowledge of Mental Health Acts. We will consider applications from social workers who are experienced in safeguarding children and are willing to train for the AMHP qualification.

You will have previous demonstrable experience of managing a varied caseload. An Approved Mental Health Professional applicant will have had experience working with other client groups, or be able to demonstrate your potential and knowledge regarding those client groups outside of any current specialism. You will have role-appropriate knowledge of relevant legislation affecting out-of-hours social work practice including the Children Act, the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty safeguards, the Human Rights Act, Police and Criminal Evidence Act and any other relevant legislation, and be able to work within legal and procedural requirements. Applicants without the AMHP qualification will come from senior roles in safeguarding children departments and be willing to train for the AMHP qualification.

You will be able to demonstrate flexibility, and have the ability to prioritise under pressure, work speedily, and find imaginative solutions. You will be a good communicator and be able to write clear concise and accurate reports

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

How To Apply

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10584205/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

What We Offer

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits. From flexible working to 27 days annual leave (+ bank holidays!). We also know that a work life balance is extremely important so we also offer family leave, loan schemes and access to our incredible staff networks. We also have an incredible pensions scheme. 

Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' for more details.

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 Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity 

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.

Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2967
  • Published: Tue 09/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/08/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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