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Senior Practitioner - CYPDS

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Social Care
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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

The Children and Young People Disability Service 0-25 service is part of MOSAIC, the integrated service for disabled children who have complex developmental needs. Within this role you will focus on assessment and care planning of children and young people with severe to profound disabilities and complex health needs from birth to 25. You will be working with complex families in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency setting with health practitioners and work closely with special educational needs and learning disabilities adults colleagues with a focus on Preparing for Adulthood. You will supervise Social Workers and Social Care assessors within the service, you will be involved with managing Duty and supporting newly qualified social workers in their first year of employment.

We are looking for a talented, dedicated, highly motivated Senior Practitioner who is keen to progress and share our values of working as one team and finding better and more innovative ways of doing things. You will need to be a pro-active analytical thinker, with experience of working in an integrated setting with disabled children and young people, experience of preparing for adulthood work and experience of safeguarding and an understanding of the Children and Families Act 2014, Care Act 2014 and Preparing for Adulthood agenda. You will also need to be a strong team worker, who brings ideas for service delivery and in partnership with parents and young people.

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 succeed you must hold a qualification in Social Work, CQSW or equivalent with a minimum 2 years post-graduation experience, registered with Social Work England (previously HCPC). Demonstrable previous experience of assessments, safeguarding disabled children and working in a multi-disciplinary / agency setting are essential. The ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of childcare legislation relevant to this post; demonstrate excellent negotiation and influencing skills and ability to deal with conflict, hostility and vulnerability.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate balancing competing needs of supporting families, but remaining child focused and ensuring disabled child's needs/safeguarding issues are addressed, whilst managing a dynamic, complex and diverse caseload.

This role can be challenging at times but truly rewarding. If you have the drive, commitment and the ability to deliver high quality client care and would like to build a career in one of Camden’s most vibrant and diverse services, we would love to hear from you.

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
Town Hall
Judd Street
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