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Short Breaks Practitioner - CYPDS 0-25

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2717
  • Published: Wed 20/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting salary: £36,141
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Starting salary: £36,141
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 1 
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Secondment / Fixed Term – 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 7 April 2024; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to 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 behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

Short breaks provide support and opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to spend time away from their primary carer, taking part in positive activities, while also providing much-needed breaks for the parent/carer.

The purpose of the Short Breaks Practitioner is to undertake regular strengths-based short breaks reviews of social care packages of support for children and young people who have severe to profound disabilities and/or complex health needs. You will work in conjunction with the child and their family to ensure positive outcomes and enable the child to reach their full potential.

The role will involve positively working as part of an integrated member of the Children and Young People Disability Service, providing both practical support and assistance to Social Workers, when setting up short breaks care packages for children, and building relationships with families, carers and providers of services.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

The successful candidate will be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You will have experience of organising, coordinating, and developing services for children and young people or working directly with children and young people.

You will have a good working knowledge of the pressures faced by families with children living in socially deprived neighbourhoods as well as the issues faced by/needs of disadvantaged families with children including discrimination. You will also bring your excellent experience of working with children with disabilities and of providing support to disabled children and their families in multi-cultural communities.

The ideal candidate will also have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, IT, and data recording systems.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

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.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10450184/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please click the "Apply" button. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

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

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2717
  • Published: Wed 20/03/2024, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/04/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: Starting salary: £36,141
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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