Senior Practitioner - CYPDS, Part time 18 hours/wk
Salary: £40,028 - £46,431 per annum, pro rata
Location: MOSAIC, Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 2BX
Contract Type: Permanent, Part time, 18 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
The Children and Young People Disability Service 0-25 service is part of MOSAIC, the integrated service for disabled children who have complex developmental needs. Within this challenging role you will focus on assessment and care planning of children and young people with severe to profound disabilities and complex health needs from birth to 25. You will be working with complex families in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting with health practitioners and work closely with special educational needs and learning disabilities adults colleagues with a focus on Preparing for Adulthood.
We are looking for a super talented, dedicated, highly motivated Senior Practitioner who is keen to progress and share our values of working as one team and finding better and more innovative ways of doing things. You will need to be a pro-active analytical thinker, with experience of working in an integrated setting with disabled children and young people, experience of preparing for adulthood work and experience of safeguarding and an understanding of the Children and Families Act 2014, Care Act 2014 and Preparing for Adulthood agenda. You will also need to be a strong team worker, who brings ideas for service delivery and in partnership with parents and young people.
To succeed you must hold a qualification in Social Work, CQSW or equivalent with a minimum 2 years post-graduation experience, registered with HCPC. Demonstrable previous experience of assessments, safeguarding disabled children and working in a multi-disciplinary / agency setting are essential. The ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of childcare legislation relevant to this post; demonstrate excellent negotiation and influencing skills and ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate balancing competing needs of supporting families, but remaining child focused and ensuring disabled child's needs/safeguarding issues are addressed, whilst managing a dynamic, complex and diverse caseload. This role can be challenging at times but truly rewarding.
If you have the drive, commitment and the ability to deliver high quality client care and would like to build a career in one of Camden’s most vibrant and diverse services, we would love to hear from you.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
As one of London’s most energetic and respected boroughs, we have the opportunity to create a place that works for everyone.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing date for applications: Sunday 7 July 2019 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Friday 19th July 2019
Please quote ref: 190000EX
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