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EDT Senior Practitioner

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£28 per hour
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EDT Senior Practitioner to work in a dynamic team that is linked to Camden’s out of hours Emergency Duty Team.

The EDT Senior Practitioner will respond appropriately to any Social Work emergencies out of normal office hours that cannot wait until the working day. This will include those from Children and Families, Looked-after Children, Youth offending, Vulnerable Adults, Learning Disability and Mental Health. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing Child Protection referrals, and working with the police and hospitals to ensure that children and Young people are kept safe until work can be picked up the next working day.

Additionally the EDT SP will act as the corporate parent on behalf of the local authority to ensure well-being of looked after children. Support and advice will also be given to families in cases of urgency.

Similarly, the EDT Senior Practitioner will respond to and resolve issues concerning vulnerable adults, and those with severe and enduring Mental Health concerns, including formal Mental Health Act Assessments

Additionally you will offer supervision and support to any social workers working out of office hours, and help plan the work of any individual sessional workers specifically allocated to EDT.

Over a 10 week rota, the EDT senior practitioner works as a lone practitioner 10 night shifts on weeknights (5pm-9am) and 8x 12hr weekend slots (4 weekend out of 10) (Pro-rata for part time workers)

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

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate is an Approved Mental Health Practitioner, with sound knowledge of Mental Health Acts. You will have previous demonstrable experience of managing a varied caseload. Being an Approved Mental Health Act Practitioner is essential, but you will have had experience working with other client groups, or be able to demonstrate your potential and knowledge regarding those client groups outside of any current specialism. You will have a significant knowledge of relevant legislation affecting Social Work Practice including Children Acts, the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty safeguards, the Human Rights Act, Police and Criminal Evidence Act and any other relevant legislation, and be able to work within legal and procedural requirements.

You will be able to demonstrate flexibility, and have the ability to prioritize under pressure, work speedily, and find imaginative solutions. You will be a good communicator and be able to write clear concise and accurate reports

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

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

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
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Judd Street
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