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Senior Practitioner (Children in Need)

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left ehind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the Children in Need service.  This is a thriving and dynamic service which works closely with Early Help colleagues and partner agencies to ensure that the needs of children and families are met at the earliest opportunity.

We are looking for five experienced Practitioners, to join the service working alongside social work colleagues and the existing management team.You will take a pivotal role working alongside partner agencies to assess families and ensure that families receive appropriate support and protection. As well as being a versatile and agile worker, you will have strong communication, engagement and analytical skills to promote and safeguard children and their families.

In November 2017 Ofsted described social work practice in Camden as “a learning culture, well supported by the use of a systemic model of practice”. You will develop under what Ofsted described “outstanding leadership and management” in which “the leadership team have formed a dynamic, professionally fertile environment for social workers at all levels of experience to engage with children and families”.

You will have the opportunity to work within the Camden model of social work, a highly praised model which has been validated by the most recent inspection process and current Camden employee’s alike. This model has created an environment in which social workers feel safe, have increased autonomy, which enables them to be innovative in their work with children and young people alongside receiving good frontline management and peer support.

We take pride in getting it right first time and as such you will have access to excellent training opportunities and support from a well-established senior management team, so you can ensure effective interventions are delivered to children and families requiring support and protection in Camden.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

To be considered for one of these exciting opportunities the successful candidates will have detailed working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and standards in the Children and Young families’ area accompanied by supervisory experience or other relevant management experience and training. Additionally you will have strong written and verbal communication skills with a diverse range of professionals is essential whilst also possessing excellent analytical skills. You will also have a sound understanding of safeguarding, care proceedings and court work.

You will be fully qualified, accredited social work professional and hold a current Social Work England (previously HCPC) registration.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

 

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG