Advanced Practitioner

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£34,500 - £46,700 per annum
03 Mar 2021
03 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. Our challenges have become particularly acute during the pandemic but, by sharing facilities and expertise in a bi-borough agreement with Westminster City Council, we have sustained joined-up health and social care services with residents at their heart. We continue to serve our community, but we have adapted to online working where possible, to offer our team flexibility. Our standards are high, but our people have the time, resources and commitment to care.

The Role:

Offering a mix of front-line case management and line management, this role allows you to maintain your operational skills while developing a strategic perspective. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you’ll ensure practice standards remain high and that we offer truly person-centred care. We look after a diverse population, which includes people living in some of the nation’s most deprived areas. As you can expect a caseload of less than 15 cases and no more than three or four direct reports, there’s plenty of opportunity to offer high-quality support..

Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the role.

About You:

This is an excellent step up to a management role for a qualified and registered Social Worker with significant experience of working with vulnerable adults. Enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated, you’ll be ready for the challenge of supervising and developing other people within a close-knit, supportive team. You’ll bring sound knowledge of the Care Act (2014) and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries, investigations and risk assessments. Your collaborative approach means you are capable of promoting partnership working with key agencies.  Well-organised and calm under pressure, you will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Please apply online specifying in your personal statement how you meet the requirements for the role, as set out in the person specification and job description. CVs will not be considered for this application.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.