Lead Practitioner (Social Workers)

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,028 - £46,431 per annum
10 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Practitioner to join the South Camden Recovery and Rehabilitation team, a multi-disciplinary mental health service for individuals experiencing psychosis. As Lead Practitioner you will be involved in providing supervision for staff members, advising on complex casework and leading on social care performance and practice.  The successful applicant will have extensive social care and mental health experience and ideally be a practising AMHP.  The successful applicant will have a keen interest in mental health and social work practice, promoting its importance by updating the service with new research, policy and guidance. 

The role will involve providing care coordination to a small number of service users with complex needs, providing support and guidance to colleagues on social work practice, developing and providing training, leading in key areas for example safeguarding, Care Act assessments or Mental Capacity and Court of Protection proceedings.  There will be an expectation for the Lead Practitioner to represent the team in other groups, such as, MARAC, MAPPA and High Risk Panel.  This means the post holder will have to travel offsite at times.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and experience of mental health and social work practice, 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. The post requires significant and broad experience of mental health and social work practice. You will have proven experience of working in a multi-agency environment. You will have leadership skills and the ability to influence others.

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 an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

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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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 the job profile attached at the bottom of 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

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 23:59

Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 8 July 2019

Please quote ref: 1900001L

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 15 July 2019 and 19 August 2019