Advanced Practitioner Grade 9 £45,834 to £49,827 plus Market Supplement of £4k pa
Adopt London consists of four Regional Adoption Agencies (RAA) covering the London area, and each area is led by a host local authority. Adopt London East started in October 2019 and is a shared adoption service working on behalf of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, and Tower Hamlets councils, hosted by the London borough of Havering.
Adopt London provides an opportunity to collaborate across all of London, making a real difference to the lives of children at a local and national level. The vision for RAAs is to achieve excellent outcomes for children and adults affected by adoption and ensure services delivered are of the highest standard. Since its inception in 2019, Adopt London East has rapidly embedded a quality support service for adoptive families within our East London community.
The successful applicant will be employed by the London Borough of Havering (host local authority) within Adopt London East, as part of adoption services working on behalf of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, and Tower Hamlets councils.
As the host local authority, we can truly say that Havering is a fantastic place to live and work!
Benefiting from excellent transport links, being only 18 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station, with our offices located centrally in Romford with easy access to all four boroughs supported in Adopt London East. We also offer staff onsite subsidised car parking in Havering, making our offices easily accessible via the M25, A12, A406 and A127.
As the employing authority, Havering is committed to providing a healthy work-life balance, whether that be via flexible working or through our corporate health and wellbeing initiatives. We are proud to be a forward-thinking organisation that embraces new ways of working to benefit our employees and residents alike
About the Role
You will manage a caseload of complex and challenging cases and assist other team members in the management of such cases. You will strive in maintaining and maintaining and developing high professional standards for the service and support your team members to achieve this.
Have specialist knowledge of an area of child care practice that can be used across the service. To represent the service in developing key service provision or local strategic initiatives. You will be able to Improve the quality of work done by Social Workers, including effective case management, purposeful evidence based interventions, analytical assessments and high quality written work.
You will be able to demonstrate Substantial experience as a Social Worker (e.g. minimum 3 years), including child protection work. You will have first-hand knowledge of preparing detailed reports for child protection conferences, Courts, Panels, senior managers and Members.
You will have experience of working with children and families including complex assessments and statutory work. This will include being able to complete direct work with children and adults from vulnerable groups
You will have worked within in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis and ability to negotiate on behalf of service users.
• CQSW or CSS or DipSW.
• Evidence of post qualification study.
• Recent post qualification training in working with children & families and child protection e.g. PQ Child Care Award; AMP; Achieving Best Evidence.
• Practice teaching award or a willingness to undertake this training.
• Current HCPC registration.
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For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Michelle.Bakay@havering.gov.uk
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 8th January 2023, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be confirmed .
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