Lead Practitioner - Camden Learning Disabilities Service

Camden, London (Greater)
£40,829 - £47,360 per annum
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full time

We have an exciting new job opportunity in Camden’s Integrated Learning Disabilities Service, a service recognised as good with outstanding ‘Effectiveness’ by CQC. You will join a team of mixed professionals that delivers innovative, high quality, inclusive support, responsive to the needs and strengths of people with learning disabilities and the wider community, building on our involvement in the Named Social Worker Pilot.

As Lead Practitioner, you will jointly manage the social work service that supports adults with Learning Disabilities, working closely with the Team Manager. Also, under the supervision of the Service Manager, you will hold a small complex caseload.

Camden Learning Disabilities Service is developing a Three Conversations model of Social Work - a methodology to move practitioners away from “assessing for services” to a model that focuses on people’s strengths and resources and connects peoples into their informal support networks and local communities. Strengths based working is part of both Camden Adult Social Care’s strategic plan, Supporting people, Connecting Communities and the CLDS Promise.

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

To be successful in this role you will possess strong communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build and maintain key working relationships across a range of levels. These include Customers, carers and other members of the public, Health colleagues and Community/Interest groups.

It is essential that you hold a Diploma in social worker or equivalent qualification, and you must be HCPC registered.

You’ll have demonstrable management experience and team building and how to put knowledge of systems working into practice. Be able to evidence your continuing professional development and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of relevant health and social care legislation and policies and procedures and ability to apply it in practice.

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.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

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 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, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: W/C 7 October 2019

Please quote reference: 190000ND

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are;

21 October and 18 November 2019