Qualified Children’s Practitioner – Children & Families Service

Job details

Salary

GBP £32,301 to £33,474 32301

Grade

SO1

Department

Children, Adults & Community Health

Service

Children & Families Service

DBS Required

Yes

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

29/11/2020

Hackney’s Children and Families Qualified Children’s Practitioner (QCP) role provides an opportunity to shape children’s social work within a high performing, high profile local authority providing wide-ranging excellent training and development opportunities including through our in-house systemic training and through the North London Teaching Partnership.  We will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.

We are currently recruiting QCPs for our Looked After Children’s Service.

As a QCP in Hackney Children and Families Service, you will be working at the forefront of best practice in a social work unit led by a Consultant Social Worker or Practice Development Manager delivering high quality interventions to children and families.  We will help you to develop excellent social work practice, leading to career advancement at your own pace.

Our QCPs are strongly encouraged to complete their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). On successful completion of your ASYE, you will have the opportunity to transition to the role of Social Worker and continue to progress your career in Hackney.

Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you’ll bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.

Our service seeks to actively contribute to organisational learning through recognising, promoting and supporting best practice and service development where required, retaining a clear focus upon positive good outcomes for children and families across the borough.  Hackney is proud of its organisational learning culture and strives to find innovative ways of engaging and facilitating change with young people and their families.

Over recent years we have become renowned for innovation. From Reclaiming Social Work to Contextual Safeguarding, we have challenged norms and carved new paths. We value systemic leadership and encourage devolved decision-making at all levels – with senior managers working alongside front-line staff. Our teams are given excellent development opportunities and we are proud to be the first local authority to provide post-graduate qualifications in systemic practice

Candidates must hold a Social Work England recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

An enhanced DBS check is required.

Are you a confident experienced professional who is keen to deliver, support and develop exceptional practice in a supportive and creative environment?  If so, we want to hear from you.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

Please ensure you provide full evidence giving in-depth answers which demonstrates your experience in relation to each question. 

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.