Location: MOSIAC, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2BX
Salary: £35,913 - £41,657 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Be part of our New Way!
Camden Children and Young People’s Disability service (CYPDS) was established in July 2016 to provide a specialist service for children from birth to young adults up to the age of 25 with complex and profound disabilities laying firm foundations to provide a range of statutory, social care services and interventions with a view to establishing life journey plans. CYPDS work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary service providers including education, health and housing to ensure a holistic package of support is in place to promote positive outcomes for children and young people and young adults including a clear focus on the young person’s transition to adulthood.
This is an exciting time to join the service and we are looking for highly talented, enthusiastic child, transition and young adult focused social worker that are person centred and pro-active thinkers with proven experience of working within an integrated setting with disabled children, young adults and their families. The postholder will be keen to progress and share our values of working as one team and finding better and more innovative ways of doing things within CYPDS.
The role involves holding a varied and complex caseload of children, young people and/or young adults with severe to profound disabilities. Duties will include working within a multi-agency context to meet the holistic needs of the child, young person and or young adult through comprehensive assessment and review processes. The role requires a confident approach to working with statutory, private and voluntary agencies and an ability to identify and apply complex systems and frameworks whilst remaining person centred.
The successful candidate will be an experienced HCPC registered Social Worker. You will be a pro-active analytical thinker, with experience of working within a multi-agency context as well as a sound knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We need a strong team player that will bring improved solutions for service delivery and work in partnership with parents and young people to achieve desired outcomes.
You will be part of developing and supporting a comprehensive service for Disabled Children and Young People and their families arising out of the Council's duties and powers under children and adult legislation and regulations, Council and Departmental policies and procedures. You will confident working in accordance with guidelines set out by local management and to make appropriate use of statutory, independent and voluntary resources.
If you have the drive and the commitment we are looking for we would love to hear from you!
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 date for applications: Sunday 31 March 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held:11 & 12 April 2019
Please quote ref: 1900006O