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London Borough of Bromley

Senior Practitioner Safeguarding and Care Planning Team

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

Up to £47,098

Posted Date

7 March 2023

Bromley Civic Centre

Closing Date

31 March 2023

Bromley are seeking highly talented and ambitious registered Senior Practitioners to join us on our journey to excellence.

Services for children and families in Bromley have made a remarkable leap forward to ‘good’ overall with leadership that has an ‘outstanding’ impact on social work practice, according to Ofsted. We are proud of the findings and letter from Ofsted from our recent Focused Visit on the care and support we offer to our children looked after.

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

The Safeguarding and Care Planning Service works in partnership with other agencies such as Police, Health and Education, and aims to ensure children grow up with the best life chances and receive safe and consistent care.

The team works on the premise that children should be raised within their families wherever possible providing it is safe for them. We recognise that unfortunately some families struggle to care and/or consistently meet the needs of their children and need our support. The team works with children who are subject to Child in Need Plans and Child Protection Plans, striving to work with their family to create and promote the enabling environment where children can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Safeguarding and Care Planning Service consists of 10 Safeguarding Teams; 5 in the East and 5 in the West of the borough.

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.

You will be joining an ambitious service with strong leadership and clear lines of support. As part of the Bromley Promise there will be a dedicated two-week induction programme upon joining us.

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 four 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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