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London Borough of Bromley

Senior Practitioner (Referral and Assessment Team)

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

up to £47,098

Posted Date

18 January 2023

Bromley

Closing Date

14 February 2023

Looking for your next exciting adventure in social work? Look no further! Bromley are seeking highly talented and ambitious registered Senior Practitioners to join us on our journey to excellence. 

Bromley is committed to making children and young people in the Borough its top priority.

 
This role is within the Referral and Assessment Service. The Referral and Assessment Teams receive all new referrals from the Bromley MASH and undertake Child and Family assessments to determine how best children’s needs can be met. There are 6 teams, each consisting of a team manager and 5 social workers. The teams go onto duty for one week every 6 weeks and during their duty week, social workers will receive new allocations.


Bromley has made a huge investment in terms of staffing in order to ensure that social workers have lower caseloads. Referral and Assessment Social Workers will carry an average of 8 families. Social workers in the service are positive, motivated and feel that their current caseload allows them complete good social work interventions with families.


As part of the Bromley Promise there will be a dedicated two-week induction programme upon joining us. You will be working within smaller teams comprising of just five Social Workers/Senior Social Workers and one Team Manager. Our managers are accessible, ensuring you have support when needed. You will have dedicated time set aside for quality and reflective 1-1 supervision with your manager.

 
Bromley are working in a relationship-based practice framework and we are looking for a social worker who is passionate about working with children and their families. We are looking for an individual who will be able use their ability to form good relationships with families and professionals to bring about positive changes for children and young people.


Our values and behaviours have a key part to play in how staff carry out the work of the Council and how we engage and build working relationships with key partner agencies. This framework outlines the desired behaviours that align with our established values, to help create a workforce that are able to deliver services that are seen as ‘excellent’ in the eyes of local people.

 
We are confident that with your support, we will continue to provide high quality social care services to our children in Bromley as set out in our improvement and transformation plan. In return we ask that you bring your passion, dedication and skills to us.


The Bromley Promise:

 

· Manageable caseloads for every Social Worker

· Dedicated time for reflective supervision

· Generous Annual Leave Entitlement including an additional three days

· Small Cluster teams with one team manager supervising five Social Workers

· Two-week protected induction programme

· Excellent Learning and development opportunities with bespoke training for every social worker

· Social Workers and team managers have easy and regular access to the leadership team 

Applicants must have completed their ASYE.


Some of the benefits working for the London Borough of Bromley:

- Eligibility to join the Lease Car Scheme
- Social Workers are classified as essential car users granting them access to free car parking at Bromley Civic Centre and the ability to claim more on mileage (45p per mile)
- Membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
- Excellent transport links
- Salary Sacrifice Schemes make huge savings on – Cycle2Work bike scheme.
- Employee Benefits Lifestyle Discounts –hundreds of discounts at local and national retailers, restaurants, holidays and much more

Equal Opportunities Statement  

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery. We offer a generous package including competitive pay, career average pension scheme, flexible working practices and the Bromley employee benefits scheme; Cycle2Work and a wide range of unique discounts.

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