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Edge of Care practitioner

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1485
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 11:57 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £40,503 - £43,701
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON

Role: Edge of Care Practitioner

Contract type: Permanent

Salary Grade I : £40,503 - £43,701 plus Travel Allowance

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

About Us

We believe that the best place for children is to be raised within their own families, immediate or wider, wherever it is safe and appropriate to do so.​

In Tower Hamlets we are committed to building relationships and strengthening families by working with people in a compassionate and understanding way. ​

We are ambitious for Tower Hamlets children and families and endeavour for every child and young person to be healthy, safe and successful.

Tower Hamlets is a progressive, ambitious and diverse place to work. We place children and families at the heart of everything that we do and are relentless in our pursuit of positive outcomes for all.

Tower Hamlets town hall is the Grade II-listed former Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. A historic building that is once again at the heart of community life.

We have fantastic transport links –Tower Hamlets townhall is directly opposite Whitechapel Station

About you

We are looking to recruit a dynamics person with experience of working with Adolescents and their families working individually and all together. We're looking for a passionate and motivated person who would be excited to work as part of our team to help make sustainable changes for the families we support. 

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for an Edge of Care Practitioner to join the Edge of Care Team.

The Edge of Care team is located within Children’s Resources, Supporting Families Division.

This role requires a good understanding of the complex needs that some families face. The Edge of Care Practitioner will support young people where there is a risk of the young person entering the care system. We also work to reunify young people back home to their families after a period of being looked after.

We practice using the Better Together Restorative model, supported with ideas of a Trauma Informed and Systemic Practice ideas within the team to assist in rebuilding relationships within the family.

The Edge of Care Team is a multi-disciplinary team, and the Edge of Care Practitioner will work alongside Social Workers, Clinical Psychologist, and a Family Therapist to support children in their adolescence working with ages 11-17 years.

The role will be based in the New Town Hall, White Chapel area and you will be required to work in the office at a minimum of two days a week.

You will join the Local Authority at an exciting time as we continue to strengthen our practice and expand our ambitions. Over the past two years Children’s Social Care has undertaken a remarkable transformation which has seen it move away from an “Inadequate” Ofsted judgement in 2017 to being confirmed as “Good” in our subsequent Ofsted inspection in June 2019. We remain ambitious to continue to build on this progress and this post will be crucial to how this momentum is maintained.


Our offer

Our vision is that every practitioner who has a role in the life of our children and families will be able to develop their skills and grow with Tower Hamlets. We will help you to develop excellent practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.

We are committed to developing excellent practitioners and making Tower Hamlets an employer of choice. 

We offer a competitive salary - £40,503 to £43,701 plus zone 2-3 travel allowance, season ticket loan. If you choose to work with us, you will benefit from:

  • Up to 31 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • A manageable and diverse caseload and good quality reflective supervision
  • Coaching and support from our well-established Learning Academy, and the opportunity to practice within our bespoke practice model Better Together, which encompasses restorative, systemic and trauma informed practice principles Core, elective, flexible and specialist learning pathways, as well as clear development pathways for every stage of your social work career
  • Opportunities to develop your practice, with a clear framework for career development/leadership programme
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working 
  • Discounted gym membership, access to free eye test, Cycle to work scheme, Rent deposit scheme and & You at Work discounts and many other benefits


How to apply

Please complete the application form on our online application system and upload your CV.

·      Closing date: 28th May 2023.

·      Interview date: 13th and 15th June 2023 (please hold this date)

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Charlotte Moodie – Edge of Care Team Manager on 07984470124 / email: Charlotte.moodie@towerhamlets.gov.uk or Bola Echanah 07903 923 557 / email: bola.echanah@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 


  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1485
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 11:57 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £40,503 - £43,701
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, LONDON