Emergency Duty Team Senior Social Worker
Salary range: GBP41,025 - GBP43,815 p.a. inc, Plus 25% unsociable hours enhancement
Hours of work: 36 Hours Per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Excellent Opportunity???
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The post is within the Brent Emergency Duty Team. EDT provides an emergency service for all adult, children & mental health services overnight, weekends and bank holidays.
EDT deal with emergencies that arise out of office hours and cannot safely be left until the next working day.
The service is specifically for situations that are in the nature of an emergency or have an element of urgent distress.
The role allows practitioners to experience full independence in the decision making process and work assertively. You will be required to make confident decisions and work out of hours within the emergency spectrum of social care. The post operates at senior practitioner level improving your professional status as well.
The Senior Social Worker must be Approved under the 1983 Mental Health Act and have knowledge and experienced in working with the 1989/2004 Children Act, Children and Families Act 2014, Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 as well as having a good working knowledge of the various statutory functions carried out by the Local Authority Social Services Department; i.e. National Assistance Act, Housing/Homeless Families and Immigration/Asylum Seekers Legislation.
The senior social worker should have experience of working with a multi-cultural client group. The Social worker will be required to carry out his/her duties with full regard to the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy. The Council provides a service to multi-racial communities and all aspects of service deliver must be underpinned by a total commitment to anti-racism and equal opportunity.
The senior social worker will need to make decisions on your own and feel confident in practice to do so.
Closing Date: 30 July 2017 (23:59).
Interview Date: tbc.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an 'Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.