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Senior Practitioner Social Worker
  • Employer: Islington Council
  • Reference: SSA/5538/LO
  • Published: Mon 02/12/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week
  • Salary: P04, £41,466 - £44,373 p.a
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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Senior Practitioner Social Worker

We are changing in Islington Adult Social Care and we are determined to meet our challenges and ambition in equal measure. Our aim is to be the best Council in the country for prevention and early intervention.

Through our practice framework, Building Strengths for Better Lives, we aim to promote well-being, develop resilient communities and work alongside individuals and their families to help them find the right support at the right time.

 We have high expectations of our staff and to help you achieve this we offer regular supervision within a strengths based and reflective practice framework, extensive training opportunities, practice development sessions and opportunities to participate in specific project and development groups.

We want to a recruit a committed, competent and caring Senior Practitioner Social Worker for our In-House Provider Services on a fixed term contract for up to 18 months.

The post holder will be based in the newly developed Single Point of Access (as it is currently known until the engagement with service users and staff identifies a new name for the service going forward). The Service includes Discharge to Assess, Reablement and Home Support, Admission Avoidance, Hospital and Intermediate Care Teams and Telecare.  

The post holder will be an experienced Senior Social Worker who will support the SPOA and Reablement service, increasing social work capacity and supporting the SPOA Service Lead. The role will include provision of supervisions, acting as Safeguarding Adults Manager, quality assuring and approving assessments and support plans.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant professional qualification in Social Work and preferably have experience and evidence of working with Reablement and Hospitals services, and have a good understanding of the principles of the Discharge to Assess and Reablement approaches.

You will also need to;

  • Collaborate with people and their community by building relationships, encouraging choice and control, promoting well-being, and nurturing community connections
  • Empower people by building on strengths, being person-centred, and making the most of informal support and resources
  • Ensure Efficient use of resources by providing the right level of support to the right people at the right time
  • Be committed to Excellent Practice and outcomes and continual learning and improvement
  • Acknowledge that everyone has a role to play in Improving Practice and outcomes from senior managers to social care practitioners
  • Be Open to support, challenge and change

The role will be based at 222 Upper Street but the successful person will be required to be flexible across the services. If you would thrive on undertaking this challenge, want to work for a Council that ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to fairness, supporting the most vulnerable in society and ensuring dignity for everyone in a diverse community and workforce, please get in touch and apply for this exciting opportunity.

Closing date: Sunday 29nd December 2019 at 23:59

Interview date: Week commencing 12th January 2020

For an informal discussion, then please contact Regina Leong on 020 7527 3052

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