Practice Learning Reviewers
Up to £56,837 (inclusive of market supplement)
Permanent – Full time, flexible hours
Newham Dockside, E16 2QU
Deadline for applications: 8th August 2021
Newham Together – The best place for children and young people.
Children's social care at Newham is on a journey of transformation that will put people at the heart of everything we do and create opportunities for everyone. Our improvement journey is well underway and we are looking for an exceptional talent intent on making a real difference to the lives of children in care through exceptional auditing and case reviewing. We're big on career development, learning, and training; and our positive organisational change offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader to make a significant impact and shape a service.
We want to be a centre of excellence for Children’s social care by 2023, and the foundations of the clearly articulated ‘Newham Together’ model (based on Co-Production, Curiosity, Compassion, Confidence, Clarity and Community) along with a Practice Learning Framework and a Social Care Academy are now in place to help us get there.
Relationships matter, in making sure positive change happens for children. Our Quality Assurance Service work with our Operational Services and Partners to make sure we are able to reflect and learn from practice to improve the quality of our social work and effectiveness of our multi-agency work, to influence positive outcomes for our children, their families and carers.
Apply now, and be the driving force behind a service that transforms young peoples’ lives.
ABOUT THE JOB
Reporting to the Practice Learning and Reviewing Manager, the Practice Learning Reviewers are experienced senior social workers or team mangers with a proven track record of practice improvement and experience of auditing within a quality assurance framework.
Working to the Quality Assurance and Learning framework, Practice Learning Reviewers actively collaborate to embed practice standards, drive service improvement and support operational teams and partner agencies to use quality assurance activity to assist in improving outcomes for children.
Practice Learning Reviewers are confident in using data and thematic reviews to inform improvement activity and have experience of developing and delivering a range of quality assurance activities and tools.
The Practice Learning Reviewer Team works cohesively together to share expertise, utilise reflection and promote excellence within the social care workforce, thus improving outcomes for Newham children.
For more details and a full list of duties please refer to the job description.
‘People at the heart of everything we do’
You will be committed to improving practice through creating and maintaining positive partnership relationships within your operational arena, acting as a ‘critical friend’ and providing constructive advice to improve outcomes for the children and families of Newham.
Your role will require you to use both quantitative and qualitative data to raise practice standards through reviewing and developing practice. You will be an advocate for excellence and be a key role in the continuous development of the quality and assurance service and in your operational arenas. You will be committed to Newham’s practice model of a restorative approach with systemic practice across all services, and will instil a positive auditing culture in your team that is beneficial to these aims.
We're looking for confident senior practitioners with significant experience of auditing within Quality Assurance. You are full of energy and enthusiasm, taking a creative but pragmatic approach to supporting your team towards improving practice across children’s social care, you work well autonomously and within a team environment and promote cohesive working. You already embrace our people focused values and want to be an active part of our collective ‘Newham Together’ journey. You want to make a difference.
You will have an experience of delivering upon service and practice improvement being an experienced qualified Social Worker with experience of leading and/or managing a team of Social Workers. You have high working standards and have the skills and ability to present and communicate information to inform learning at strategic, operational and individual practitioner level. You are conscious of your own professional development, actively seeking avenues of learning and improvement.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Samantha Beresford, Practice Learning and Reviewing Manager: Samantha.Beresford@Newham.gov.uk
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to work.
We will offer you:
• A fantastic opportunity to shape a service and create a lasting legacy.
• A competitive salary of up to £56,837pa.
• Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home.
• Smarter Working with new modern technology.
• New Social Work Academy and training in systemic practice.
• 'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust.
• Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.
• Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision.
• Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme).
• We will be a ‘social work centre of excellence’ by 2023.
Please submit a CV and provide a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification, maximum 2 sides of A4.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement/evidenced in their CV.
Please view Practice Learning Reviewers JD
Closing date: 8th August 2021 23:59
Assessment and Interviews: week commencing 16th August 2021
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