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Advanced Practitioner, Assessment Team
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02233
  • Published: Thu 28/11/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/12/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £40,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Advanced Practitioner, Assessment Team

Children’s Social Care in Havering is a fast improving service, innovating within the sector and has a clear vision on what are and how we achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and families. Following our recent OFSTED inspection children services achieved a Good rating.

We are on an upward journey to deliver outstanding support to people who need our services and our staff. We are achieving this in a range of ways;

Delivery of accredited systemic practice across the whole workforce within the Social Care department. This is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Family Therapy. Two DfE funded Innovation Programmes focused on trying new ideas and changing how we work. ‘Obsessions’ where we focus on particular areas to strengthen them with our current focus on Assessments. Close working with partners to develop a DfE funded Teaching Partnership across East London. Strong partnerships across the UK, developing new tools and exchanging ideas. A Social Care Academy which defines the support and offer to all social care staff. A staff forum allowing the workforce across all of Children’s Services the chance to engage with their areas and senior management.

For more information, to see how our services are setup and to see our vision, please visit

Our offices are centrally located in Romford Town centre, with excellent transport connections. We are only 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station and from Spring 2019, Crossrail will connect East London to the West, significantly reducing journey times. Romford is in the hub of the Havering and our centralised bus system enables easy transports links across the entire borough. We offer onsite subsidised car parking, easily accessible within the M25, A12, A406 and A127. 

Advanced Practitioner-  Assessment Team

Grade 9- £44607-£48492 plus £4000 market supplement


  • Directly manage and supervise a small number of qualified and non-social work staff.
  • Manage a caseload of complex and challenging cases.
  • Support team manager in maintaining and developing high professional standards across the team.
  • Have specialist knowledge of an area of social work practice with children and families that can be used across the service. To represent the service in developing key service provision or local strategic initiatives.
  • Take responsibility for developing skills, expertise and knowledge for a wide range of practice issues and to provide consultation, coaching and mentoring within the team, including effective case management, purposeful evidence-based interventions, analytical assessments and high quality written work.
  • Support team development and recruitment process.


You should be committed to being a part of a strong team.  The ability to be pro-active and hit the ground running will enable you and your team to provide our service users with a high quality service

Experience of preparing detailed reports for child protection conferences, Courts, Panels, senior managers and Members. Experience of working with children and families including complex assessments and statutory work. Experience of direct working with children and adults from vulnerable groups. Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis and ability to negotiate on behalf of service users. Substantial (e.g. minimum of 3 years) post qualification experience in a statutory setting. 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. Experience of mentoring and supervising newly qualified

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 01/12/2019. 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. Interviews will be scheduled for soon after.