ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
Senior Practitioner RBKC614040
Salary range: £49,854 – £56,565 per annum
Work location: London
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Vetting requirements: Enhanced DBS Check
Closing date: 6th February 2024.
Providing a vital out-of-hours service for residents across three boroughs including vulnerable adults, adults at risk and people with mental health difficulties in need of necessary support to promote their health, welfare and wellbeing.
As the host Borough; in Kensington & Chelsea, we’re committed to providing high-quality support for residents, including those experiencing mental health emergencies and other types of crisis. By sharing resources and expertise with Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, we’re able to offer reliable, accessible out-of-hours services through a tri-borough Emergency Duty Team (EDT).
As a qualified AMHP and very experienced social worker; you will be working closely with the Service Manager to support a stable complement of experienced staff to undertake their statutory duties across the Boroughs.
You’ll support all aspects of management and supervision. You will oversee the EDT rota and ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users and the protection of the wider public. Success will depend on liaising closely with the day teams.
A key element of the role will be supervisory responsibilities for 4-5 staff and ensuring that responsible and proportionate measures are put in place for service delivery to vulnerable adults and their carers. Along with these line management responsibilities, you can expect to support the Service Manager in improving service delivery through auditing and supervision. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the EDT rota for a minimum of four shifts monthly.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
You’ll be ready for the challenge of a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you’ll need to work autonomously and keep a calm head. A qualified and registered social worker, you’ll bring a wealth of Mental Health and AMHP practice knowledge and skills. You’ll be a warranted and approved AMHP and a qualified Best Interest Assessor with good knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance. Experience of systemic adult social work practice would be a bonus, as would prior supervisory experience. You will also have the partnership skills to work closely with the emergency services, hospitals and community organisations.
In return you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
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