Lead Practitioner - ASC Safeguarding

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,028 - £46,431 per annum
04 May 2018
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding in Adult Social Care.

As Lead Practitioner for Safeguarding, you will be involved in providing supervision for staff members.

The supervisory support can be in the form of formal supervision, informal discussion, joint working and mentoring staff with challenging safeguarding cases.

The successful applicant will have a keen interest in Safeguarding work and promoting its importance by updating the service with new research, policy and guidance.

The role will involve leading forums, such as, Safeguarding Champions Group and Making Safeguarding Personal Working Group. You will also work close colleagues in our Learning & Development Team to ensure our training offer for Safeguarding is up to date and working effectively for our staff team.

There will be an expectation for the Lead Practitioner to represent adult social care in other groups, such as, MARAC, MAPPA and High Risk Panel.

This means the post holder will have to travel offsite at times.

About You

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and experience of safeguarding, ability to mentor and facilitate training for staff.

It is essential that you demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for managing your own workload at a high standard and delivering to set deadlines, despite tight timescales and conflicting priorities.

As ‘Safeguard Lead Practitioner’ for Adult Social work practice and a member of the ASC Management Team, the post requires significant and broad experience of safeguarding in an adult social work setting.

You will have proven experience of working in a multi-agency environment.

You will have experience of building and maintaining effective work relationships at all levels internally and externally to high service standards.

You will have strong awareness and understanding of the complexities of operating in a multi-disciplinary setting and will able to focus on internal and external stakeholders, be innovative and creative, open to ideas and challenge, and committed to individual learning and development.

You will also be proficient in using Microsoft Office Packages i.e. PowerPoint and Word, Intermediate Excel. Have excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

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

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect a range of benefits including discount to the onsite leisure facilities, local retail outlets, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a generous pension scheme.

We invest in our employees and are renowned for offering exceptional training and career development opportunities to all that join our extraordinary service.

Camden is very 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 different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to Apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert.

When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any 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.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 20th May 2018 23:59

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 5 June 2018

Please quote reference: 180000GK

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 18 June 2018 and 16 July 2018.