Senior Practitioner

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Southwark Council
Social Care
£40,000 to £46,000 Per Annum
Job Type
Date Posted
30th October 2018

Job Description

The role

Following the successful promotion of staff within our Older People and Physical Disabilities service, we are recruiting to a number of Senior Practitioner posts.

The Senior Practitioner role is key in supporting the day-to-day running of the team, as well as continually looking for ways to develop the service. Furthermore, the successful applicant will need to actively seek continuous professional development in both their own and their supervisees’ practice. Working alongside your peers, you will be responsible for managing incoming referrals; undertaking supervision with staff; ensuring the timely and proportionate allocation of work and supporting people with safeguarding needs.

We are looking for resilient practitioners who can manage competing demands and prioritise work effectively. The role requires applicants who are confident decision makers and who can stay calm under pressure.

You should hold a degree in social work, be registered with the HCPC, together with extensive post qualifying experience and knowledge of adult social care legislation and good practice.

Do you think you have what it takes to ensure that Southwark remains a great place to live and work? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Click on the Vacancy Information document for further details about this role. Please remember to give examples of how you meet the required criteria in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion please contact Tara Osbourne-Wallace, Team Manager on 0207 525 7182 or Jake Barnes, Team Manager on 0207 525 7386.

About us
Southwark represents a place of huge excitement and opportunity with a vibrant spirit pushing to achieve more for residents. Our borough is home to the architectural gem The Shard and world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge. It is a place of growth, development and opportunity.

Recruitment timetable
Closing date – Sunday 18th November 2018
Shortlisting date - Week commencing 19th November 2018
Interview date – Week commencing 26th November 2018 

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