Advanced Social Work Practitioner
Salary: MM1 £37,905 to £48,486
X1 Full Time, Permanent position
We are recruiting an Advanced Social Work Practitioner to work in our new Child in Need Team. The team has been created as a family intervention team to make a difference by providing intensive support to help the family make and then sustain changes. Work with families will be carried out on a Child in Need plan. The primary areas of focus are:
- Where children are suffering physical neglect, whether through financial exclusion or parenting difficulties.
- Where there are poor family relationships impacting on children’s emotional wellbeing.
- Where children are not engaging or being supported to engage with education or health services impacting on their life chances and/or health and wellbeing.
- Where families are isolated and have not drawn on their networks of support.
Team members have reduced caseloads to reflect the increased level of support they offer to each family and we have regular systemic group supervision to plan and review interventions. If the above interests you, we are looking for:
- An enthusiastic and highly skilled Social Work Advanced Practitioner join the team
- You will need to be a qualified Social Worker, practising at level three or equivalent, with significant post qualifying experience (4 years +) in a statutory Children’s Services setting.
- Your primary role will be to support the Team Manager in managing and leading a team of 3 SWs and 0.5 Family Support Worker as well as offering consultation and support to other teams across the service
- Your role will also include contributing to developing practice within the teams and providing mentoring to colleagues in the wider Children and Families Service
- You will need to have skills and experience in assessing and effectively managing high risk and complex cases as well as good skills in analysis and report writing
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2. your CV which includes your full work history since leaving full time education.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
Closing and Interview Dates
Please note this recruitment is ongoing and we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. The recruiting managers will review applications on a weekly basis and will be inviting candidates to an interview as an when the shortlisting takes place. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To apply please click the link below.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or Elizabeth.email@example.com
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Jonathan Summers on 020 8132 2289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.