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Advanced Practitioner RBKC15830

Job Summary:

Salary range: £33,600 - £45,400 per annum
Work location: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX  
Hours per week: 36 
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: 1 March 2020  
DBS check: Enhanced
Contact details for an informal discussion: Marcia Richards, Head of Service Care and Assessment, on 07739317017 or via email: marcia.richards@rbkc.gov.uk

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.  
Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. 
With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate.  We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.
If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below.

The Role:

We are looking for an Advanced practitioner Social workers to join the Adult social services in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).
RBKC Adult Social Services Department has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for passionate practitioners who can lead by example and who are enthusiastic to share their knowledge with others. We want applicants who can demonstrate that they are innovative and who keep personalisation principles at the heart of their practice.
The role includes supervising staff and supporting the team manager as well as holding a reduced case load. You will be supporting vulnerable adults and leading on safeguarding investigations or being the Safeguarding Adults Manager. You will be predominately working with adults with older people and physical disabilities, however there is a cross-over with mental health and other areas of social work. You will be working closely with our community and health colleagues to improve people’s lives.
We are currently recruiting Advanced Practitioner, social worker to join the Complex Team.  
We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Free travel card (for zones 1 & 2)
  • Performance related pay
  • Strong commitment to regular professional supervision
  • Excellent training and support with continuing professional development
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff benefit scheme/staff discounts

 

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, a fundamental understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of Personalisation and Self Directed Support.
  • Excellent assessment skills and an ability to make effective decisions under pressure.
  • An understanding of, and an ability to work within, a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to chair meetings effectively.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and effectively manage group dynamics and assist in staff development.
  • Ability to promote partnership working with staff and other key agencies, developing joint working strategies and shared assessments.
  • Ability to organise own workload and to prioritise conflicting demands.
  • Sound interpersonal skills, and an ability to participate in the management team.
  • An ability to be innovative, to use initiative and be able to contribute to policy making and service delivery.
  • A good working knowledge and experience of operating within agreed financial limits.
  • An ability to communicate clearly, in writing, verbally and through reports.
  • Computer literacy.
Role Requirements:

You will be expected to:

  • Provide professional support, leadership and line management/supervise to staff that form part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team that includes qualified and unqualified social worker, occupational therapists, rehabilitation workers and related support services.
  • Provide leadership on risk and safeguarding and professional social work matters and to promote personalised care pathways ensuring choice and control for all eligible individuals.
  • Work with others to influence and shape the local environment, to promote social inclusion and accessibility and ensure that identified needs are understood individually, by locality and fed into strategic commissioning.
  • Monitor budgets and performance to ensure that Business Plan targets are met.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 


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