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Short Breaks Assessor - Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS)

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/20/122800
  • Published: Thu 27/02/2020, 11:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,066 - £34,538 per annum (subject to experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, Camden

Location: Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town

Salary: £30,066 - £34,538 per annum (subject to experience)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The role

Be part of our New Way!

CYPDS is a specialist Social Care provision for children and young adults with complex and profound disabilities, based within the London Borough of Camden Supporting People Directorate. We work with children, young people and young adults and their families from birth up to the age of 25 providing both statutory and social care support needs.

Short breaks form one element of the support offered by Camden Council to children and young people with disabilities and their families. They provide opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to spend time away from their primary carer, taking part in positive activities, while also providing much-needed breaks for the parent/carer.

The purpose of the Short Breaks Assessor in the Children and Young People Disability Service is to undertake strengths-based short breaks reviews of social care packages of support for children and young people who have severe to profound disabilities and/or complex health needs.

It is essential that the Short Breaks Assessor work in conjunction with the young person and their family to ensure positive outcomes and enable the young person to reach their full potential. Also, to advocate on behalf of the young person in self-assessing their own needs, risks and capacity, identifying safeguarding issues and potential solutions where appropriate to do so with support and oversight from their line manager. 

About You

The role will involve positively working as part of an integrated member of the Children and Young People Disability Service 0 – 25, providing both practical support and assistance to Social Workers on more complex cases and will work closely with the Short Breaks Coordinator.

In addition, the post holder will build and maintain professional relationships with internal multi-disciplinary colleagues including health, education and social care as well as external stakeholders across statutory, voluntary and private sectors in order to ensure that positive outcomes for young people with complex disabilities.

To be successful you will need extensive demonstrable experience working with people with various disabilities or other potentially isolated groups promoting independence and inclusion. This could include support or social work, employment, social and recreational workers working to current guidance and legislation.

About Camden

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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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

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To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

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 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 accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. 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 resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 15 March 2020 at 11:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 23 March 2020

Please quote reference: 20000042

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/20/122800
  • Published: Thu 27/02/2020, 11:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,066 - £34,538 per annum (subject to experience)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, Camden

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