Qualified Children’s Practitioner
SO1 - £30,012 - £31,764
Hackney’s Children and Families Qualified Children’s Practitioner (QCP) role provides an opportunity to shape children’s social work within a high performing, high profile local authority providing wide-ranging excellent training and development opportunities including through our in-house systemic training and through the North London Teaching Partnership. We will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.
As a QCP in Hackney Children and Families Service, you will be working at the forefront of best practice in a social work unit led by a Consultant Social Worker or Practice Development Manager delivering high quality interventions to children and families. We will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.
Our QCPs are strongly encouraged to complete their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). On successful completion of your ASYE, you will have the opportunity to transition to the role of Social Worker and continue to progress your career in Hackney.
Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.
Our service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising, promoting and supporting best practice and service development where required, retaining a clear focus upon positive good outcomes for children and families across the borough. Hackney is proud of its organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with young people and their families.
Over recent years we have become renowned for innovation. From Reclaiming Social Work to Contextual Safeguarding, we have challenged norms and carved new paths. We value systemic leadership and encourage devolved decision-making at all levels - with senior managers working alongside front-line staff. Our teams are given excellent development opportunities and we are proud to be the first local authority to provide post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.
Candidates must hold a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) recognised social work qualification, be HCPC registered.
An enhanced DBS check is required.
Are you a confident experienced professional who is keen to deliver, support and develop exceptional practice in a supportive and creative environment? If so, we want to hear from you.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
When applying please review the attached document called ‘Guidance Notes for Applicants’ – this outlines the step by step guide to assist you in the application process.
The next stage of the recruitment process is to complete 3 online tests. These will be sent to you within 3 days after the application closing date. The email you receive will be from the test site, Skills Arena. Please contact the recruitment team on 0208 356 8845 if you not receive online tests within 3 working days once the role is closed. Please do not contact us prior to the 3 working days.
Closing date for applications: 23rd January 2019
Interviews: To be advised
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.