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Senior Practitioner Social Worker

P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a

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Social Work
P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
Fixed term - 18 months
Full time - 35 hours per week
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222 Upper Street, London
P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
29/12/2019 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.

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 a recruit a committed, competent and caring Senior Practitioner Social Worker for our In-House Provider Services on a fixed term contract for up to 18 months.

The post holder will be based in the newly developed Single Point of Access (as it is currently known until the engagement with service users and staff identifies a new name for the service going forward). The Service includes Discharge to Assess, Reablement and Home Support, Admission Avoidance, Hospital and Intermediate Care Teams and Telecare.  

The post holder will be an experienced Senior Social Worker who will support the SPOA and Reablement service, increasing social work capacity and supporting the SPOA Service Lead. The role will include provision of supervisions, acting as Safeguarding Adults Manager, quality assuring and approving assessments and support plans.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant professional qualification in Social Work and preferably have experience and evidence of working with Reablement and Hospitals services, and have a good understanding of the principles of the Discharge to Assess and Reablement approaches.

You will also 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-centred, 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

The role will be based at 222 Upper Street but the successful person will be required to be flexible across the services. 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 this exciting opportunity.

Closing date: Sunday 29nd December 2019 at 23:59

Interview date: Week commencing 12th January 2020

For an informal discussion, then please contact Regina Leong on 020 7527 3052

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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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Tel: 020 7527 3052

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