You are here:

Practice Improvement and Audit, Senior Practitioner (PO4)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£39,774 - £42,684
Location:
Sycamore House, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
26/08/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
F&H/19/104599
Vacancy Description

In Waltham Forest we are transforming services through a new operating model across children’s services, adults’ social care, public health and housing which empowers our workforce to recognise themselves as agents of change, working with residents to enable them to find their own solutions and connect into sources of support in their communities. In social care specifically, this means bringing some teams or functions together where it makes sense to do so to provide the best services to our residents.
As part of our continuous improvement journey we are looking for a Senior Practitioner - Practice Improvement & Audit Team. Based in the Quality Assurance Service, the post holder will work with the Manager in delivering the practice improvement and audit programme as part of our Quality Assurance Framework across Children’s and Adults’ Services
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Social Worker with a sound track record of delivering excellent services for children, adults and their families. You will use your well rounded front line experience in safeguarding and/or children in care or your experience within Adult’s Services to undertake individual case and thematic audits as part of our agreed audit programme. You will use your skills to analyse audit findings, identify themes and work with front line teams to support them use these in order to improve practice and help us secure the best outcomes for our children, young people and adults. You will also show creative approaches to further support practitioners and managers to develop their learning and practice.
We are a small but supportive, challenging and inspirational team, striving towards the shared aim of delivering the best service for the children, vulnerable adults and families in our community. In return for your hard work, we will give you the time and active support you need to make a difference. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop Social Work, and means you will be encouraged to share ideas, bring about positive change and strive to continuously improve outcomes for our residents.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call Mary Joseph on 020 8496 1823.
Equal Opportunities
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 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan:
• 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.

LBWF offers a retention bonus of £2,000 which is paid annually i.e. £1,000 paid in the salary for June and December. This bonus is subject to conditions.

Interview date: 5th September 2019



Equal Opportunities
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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.