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About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Southwark Council's Adult Social Care Division for the position of Social Work Development Lead. You must be a registered social worker and have a passion for social work values and standards. Working closely with the Principal Social Worker for Adults, you will have a key role in driving excellence in social work and supporting the modernisation of our workforce.
The main purposes of this role include the development and delivery of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) and the new Social Work Degree Apprenticeship programme in line with local and national requirements. The Social Work Development Lead is to keep up to date with regional and national innovations in service provision and models of best practice, and to contribute to the implementation of local initiatives that accord with the wider corporate strategy.
This is an exciting time for a qualified and experienced social worker to work on key priorities including the review of Adult Social Care training needs analysis, the wider review of training in preparation for Liberty Protection Safeguards, and the implementation of strengths-based practice in Adult Social Care and across the Council. You will assist the PSW in leading the Southwark adult social work workforce to meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework and other professional requirements for registration with Social Work England in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development. You must have excellent communication and networking skills to undertake this pivotal role bridging between strategic and operational colleagues, working closely with frontline managers and staff as well as education and training providers, through participation in local, regional and national forums.
For an informal discussion, please contact Annie Ho on on 07541 927391.
Closing Date: 30 April 2020
Interviews and Assessments: Week Commencing 11 May 2020
The advertising period may be extended, subject to numbers of applicants.
Due to the nature of the role, Enhanced Employment checks, including DBS will be required.