Newham Council
Location
London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom
Job Type
Salary Range
£44,607 - £50,448
Closing Date
06/03/2020
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Job Overview

Practice Leader - Leaving Care

Newham Together – The best place for children and young people

Newham is a diverse and aspirational borough with huge potential. Having recently been through a massive shift in direction following both the newly elected Mayor, appointment of the Chief Executive and to the Children’s and Young People’s Service (CYPS) senior leadership team, including the Corporate Director of CYPS and Director of Operations. We are now starting a journey of transformation and improvement that will put people at the heart of everything we do and create opportunities for everyone.

We are offering social workers a clear four year career pathway, competitive salary package, a new social work academy and restorative practice model. We want our staff to feel fully equipped and supported to move into the phase of their professional career development whether it’s working on the frontline, progressing into leadership and management or transferring to academia.

 

Overall purpose of the job.

 

  • To provide leadership and be accountable for the performance and quality of work within a single social work team.
  • To ensure that children and families referred to the team are provided with appropriate assessments and plans relevant to their needs.
  • Directly contribute to improving the resilience and independence of Newham’s children, young people and their familiesThe Job.
  • We would welcome applicants with a background in systemic practice or with an interest in developing their knowledge within this area.
    Accountable to and supported by a Service Manager you will be expected to:
  • Our current vacancies are primarily in the Assessment, Intervention, Triage and LAC teams.
  • To provide leadership and be accountable for the performance and quality of work within a single social work team.
  • To ensure that children and families referred to the team are provided with appropriate assessments and plans relevant to their needs.
  • Directly contribute to improving the resilience and independence of Newham’s children, young people and their families
  • Provide regular supervision and utilise performance management tools to ensure service delivery is compliant with statutory requirements, locally defined procedures and performance measures.
  • About You
  • Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you'll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families
  • 5 years + post qualifying experience in social work interventions that promote the safety and wellbeing of children
  • Experience in dealing with complex situations in practice and be able to meaningfully move cases forward and secure positive outcomes for children
  • Experience of working with students or staff in a supervisory or coaching/mentoring capacity
  • Able to interrogate and analyse management information systems to track and report on performance and quality
  • Able to promote the CPD of supervisees, create a culture of learning, to support staff retention, providing stability and driving continuous individual and service improvement.
  • Able to create a safe, calm and well ordered environment and an ethos which motivates and supports staff to be ambitious for children and families
  • Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes for children and their families.
  • Our offer
  • Innovation: Bespoke, new, intermediate level systemic practice training..
  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Practice Leaders are provided with accredited training in systemic supervision from the Institute of Family Therapy to ensure high quality supervision is delivered as standard. Access to mentoring and consultation from trained family therapists. Strong culture of practice education and support for ASYEs.
  • Learning & Development: Access to one-to-one coaching and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology and flexible working. Opportunities to qualify in post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice.
  • Money matters: Retention bonus of £5,000pa paid monthly, and a flexible starting salary for the right candidates. Double pay increments every year. Priority when buying a home under our NewShare scheme. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous annual leave allowance. Local government pension scheme.
  • Access to smart technology and flexible working.

Contact
For more information please contact Liam Barrell, Social Care Recruitment and Retention Officer, on 0203 373 4376 or email childrenssocialworkerrecruitment@newham.gov.uk for more information on Practice Leader positions.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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The personal information that you provide to us in this site will be used by London Borough of Newham (as the Data Controller) for the following purposes:

  • email you content that you have requested from us
  • contact you to deal with a specific query you have raised
  • comply with any of our legal and/or regulatory obligations
  • process your employment application and share information with the Human Resources department (via the Talent Link system) if you are successful.
  • report of the total number of people who apply online to positions advertised
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