Head of Clinical Practice, London Borough of Havering Children’s Services
As the borough experiences the most exciting period of growth in our history, we are building a Children’s Services to match. We have taken huge steps forward in the last few years and our improvement journey continues, as we seek an ambitious, experienced and dedicated Clinical Practice lead to continue development of high quality systemic social work and clinical support across Children’s services.
We are seeking an experienced (5 years plus) qualified Family therapist with substantial experience of supervising Family Therapists, as well as other professionals in the Mental Health/Social Care setting.
You will be a candidate who can teach, lead, coach and support our innovative model of clinical practice. You will lead a team of clinicians working alongside social workers and other professionals, modelling best practice approaches through direct work with families. You will also work with our pioneering social care academy to further develop our systemic training offer across the children’s workforce.
Alongside a systemic approach to our care we have embraced new technology, including smart mobile working to allow our practitioners to practice on the move, allowing more time to work with our community. We are Face To Face, that is our model and we want to recruit the best Clinical Practice lead to head up, lead and deliver our ambition.
Havering is on the rise, if you can match our ambition come and join us on the journey.
Head of Service - Systemic and Clinical Service
Grade 12- £65,367 - £73,670 (plus £10,000 market supplement)
- Directly manage a team of systemically trained clinical practitioners, supporting social work and early intervention teams, supporting the implement the strategic planning of the service.
- To provide leadership management in the delivery of efficient operation services to ensure the delivery of high quality, fully integrated services to children, young people and their families in line with the requirements of national legislation (including government regulation, local policy and best practice.
- Provide direct oversight and decision-making on highly complex cases within the Group, and across the service area as required and to take a lead on key areas such as managing allegations against professionals, missing children, Newly Qualified social work development, etc.
- Financial decision making and accountability for team budget within the agreed budgetary limits. Working with the wider management team to inform training and development needs and market to ensure service provision meets local need and delivers improving outcomes for children and families and value for money
- To be responsible for assigned related programmes to influence and support change
- Responsible for the HR management, performance and resource allocation for the team and to manage the ongoing development of the service through the continuous improvement and performance management structures
- Support Face to Face working and guide collaborative partnership working with multi-agencies and across other social work teams in providing high-level.
You should be committed to being a part of a strong team. The ability to be pro-active and hit the ground running will enable you and your team to provide our service users with a high quality service
- Experience of direct working with children, families and adults from vulnerable groups.
- Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis
- Substantial (e.g. minimum of 3 years) post qualification experience in a statutory setting.
- CQSW or CSS or DipSW.
- Evidence of post qualification study.
- Practice teaching award or a willingness to undertake this training.
- Current UKCP and be registered with Social Work England
- Experience of mentoring and supervising newly qualified clinical practitioners
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
The closing date for this role is 14th June 2020. If you have any queries regarding this role please contact Kerry Cattle tel 01708 431187 or email Kerry.email@example.com.