Senior Practitioner - Community Safety (Temp/Fixed Term (incl. Secondment)
Waltham Forest Community Safety Partnership is looking for a social care practitioner from either an adult or children’s background to take on a brand new role in the Community Safety Team.
You role will predominantly focus around identifying needs for practice improvement. You will support key services with specialist training and advice, and undertake innovative research to ensure the Council’s safeguarding offer for Violence Against Women and Girls and Prevent is robust in its response to current risks. You will also lead the day-to-day case and business management of the local partnership’s multi-agency safeguarding offer. The role may include some direct work with families and individuals. This role offers the opportunity to join an exciting and varied initiative in Waltham Forest that works with children and adults to foster resilience to domestic abuse and/or radicalisation.
Applicants should be an experienced practitioner, who is able to work within a team and independently in innovative ways. Applicants should be able to show initiative in identifying new effective ways of working. They should also be used to working in a fast-paced and fluid environment, reacting to events and evolving priorities. The post-holder will be required to have a sound knowledge of the Violence Against Women and Girls and Prevent strategies. You are joining a supportive team which has a high profile in the Council and beyond.
This is a 1 year cover maternity leave. The post is subject to advanced vetting. Further detail is outlined in the Job Description as attached.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role please contact Laura Butterworth (VAWG) or Sean Thomson (Prevent):
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
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