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Professional Practice Lead

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£36,711 - £42,684
Location:
Waltham Forest
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
29/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
F&H/19/97279
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.

The new role of Professional Practice Lead, is an example of this. This new role will be responsible for leading on the social work reform agenda, providing professional expert advice and guidance to internal and external partners participating in professional development programs including social work student placements, Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) program, Step Up to social work, Think Ahead and the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS). A key role for the new post holder will be to use their influence in driving practice improvement across the wider workforce and settings looking after our vulnerable children, young people and adults.

We are a supportive, challenging and inspirational team, striving towards the shared purpose 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.

You will be an experienced and skilled social worker with experience of the ASYE programme, will be conversant with the responsibilities of a Practice Educator and able to provide expert support and guidance to Practice Assessors who have responsibility for Newly Qualified Social Worker’s (NQSW’s) completing the ASYE program. You will be confident in transferring your skills to the Think Family approach in Waltham Forest. Your approach to leadership will support your team to give of their best and embrace our ethos that it is relationships (with each other, with our residents, and with our partners) that make the difference in helping our residents to be safe, well, resilient and independent. 



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