This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic frontline manager/senior practitioner who is a social work qualified or holds a related professional qualification to provide strong leadership and sound professional guidance to a team of early help practitioners as part of the delivery of an 'Outstanding' Family Early Help service.
The Early Help Services in Southwark have undergone a significant transformation and the Early Help Localities and the Specialist Family Focus Team have merged to become a new Family Early Help Service. The new Family Early Help Service was launched on 27 July in a phased implementation to deliver on its ambition to provide early help through a whole family approach based on collaboration with families and with partners from schools, health, children's services and the community. We have now reached our first 100 days and there are vacancies available within our workforce to further enhance our new sense of purpose and our growing expertise.
We are looking for a candidate who has a proven track record of driving high quality, comprehensive and systemically- informed practice with families within early help and/or statutory work settings with children and families. An experienced senior practitioner who will promote a reflective, learning environment and has a working knowledge of the clarity required for early help management of risk and vulnerability. An energetic individual who is able to adapt their management and leadership style to help build confidence within the workforce which fosters the delivery of a strength-based and relationship based service that responds flexibly to the needs of families.
You will be required to demonstrate your skill set and experience of partnership working and your ability to circumnavigate arounds systems and services to help fulfil our Family Early Help ambition for children and families. You will have an awareness of education issues and understanding of how to work with schools and families to drive engagement of children and families in educational attendance and ambition.
If you are interested in the role and would like to find out more details please contact Vicky Agnew, Head of Family Early Help via , or by telephone 0207-525-0763.
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Closing date: Sunday 16th December 2018
Interviews and assessment will take place in the week beginning: 14th January, 2019