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Senior Practitioner - Social Worker

PO4, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a

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Social Work
PO4, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
Full Time, 35 hours per week
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Newington Barrow Way,
PO4, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
15/12/2019 23:59

We are changing in Islington Adult Social Care and we are determined to meet our challenges and ambition in equal measure. Our aim is to be the best Council in the country for prevention and early intervention.

We are supporting social workers, occupational therapists and case managers to achieve excellent outcomes for our residents who are in need of advice, early intervention or  longer term care and support. With a move to place based integrated locality teams, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative ways of working with individuals and their families to find sustainable solutions to the need for care and support.

Through our practice framework, Building Strengths for Better Lives, we aim to promote well-being, develop resilient communities and work alongside individuals and their families to help them find the right support at the right time.

 We have high expectations of our staff and to help you achieve this we offer regular supervision within a strengths based and reflective practice framework, extensive training opportunities, practice development sessions and opportunities to participate in specific project and development groups.

We want to recruit committed, competent and caring social care practitioners into a variety of roles and teams to help shape and realise our ultimate goal of supporting people to live the best independent lives they can. You will need to;

  • Collaborate with people and their community by building relationships, encouraging choice and control, promoting well-being, and nurturing community connections
  • Empower people by building on strengths, being person-centered, and making the most of informal support and resources
  • Ensure Efficient use of resources by providing the right level of support to the right people at the right time
  • Be committed to Excellent Practice and outcomes and continual learning and improvement

  • Acknowledge that everyone has a role to play in Improving Practice and outcomes from senior managers to social care practitioners

  • Be Open to support, challenge and change

If you would thrive on undertaking this challenge, want to work for a Council that ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to fairness, supporting the most vulnerable in society and ensuring dignity for everyone in a diverse community and workforce, please get in touch and apply for one of these opportunities.

We have Senior Practitioner, Social Work (including NQSW), Case Manager, Support Worker, and O.T roles available in the following Teams:

Locality Teams – working as part of a growing multi-disciplinary team undertaking strengths based assessments,  person centred support planning, reviews, safeguarding

Urgent Response – working with police, community health staff and individuals and families to provide a person centered urgent response, undertaking strength based assessments, initial safeguarding enquiries and providing advice, information and guidance.

Hospital Team – Working closely with ward staff, re-ablement and the discharge to assess team carrying our strength based assessments, safeguarding enquiries and direct work with individuals and families to ensure a safe discharge home.

Integrated Learning Disability Team – working as part of a large integrated learning disabilities service carrying out strength based social work assessments and reviews, person centered support planning and leading safeguarding enquiries.

Mental Health Teams –Staff are seconded into the Mental Health Trust and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing strengths based social work assessments and reviews, leading safeguarding enquiries and direct work with individuals and their families.

Emergency Duty Team – undertake urgent assessments and safeguarding out of hours, including weekends

Re-ablement Service – working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support positive outcomes form re-ablement undertaking strength based assessments, goal planning, direct support and review to enable people to continue living in the community

Occupational Therapy Team – assessing people and their home environment using strengths based approaches, providing advice, equipment and adaptations.

Sensory Team – Working as part of a multi-disciplinary sensory service undertaking strengths based social work assessments and reviews, person centered support planning and working with the team manager to develop the work of the service.

Community and Placement Review Team reviewing community and residential packages of care ensuring the customers are getting care appropriate to their needs. Undertaking complex safeguarding work ensuring well-being and safety of our customers is paramount

Closing date: Sunday 15 December 2019 at 23:59

Proposed interview date: TBC

For further information please contact Alan Mountain on 020 7527 3769

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Marlene Walrond
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Tel: 020 7527 7547

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