Advanced Practitioner - Fostering

Posted 5th Feb, 2024
£51,093 – £55,155
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Closing date
14th Feb, 2024
About the role
About you

As an Advanced Practitioner in our team you will work collaboratively with our families, partners as well as colleagues, ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach that aims to achieve excellent outcomes, which in turn supports our children and families to lead happy, healthy lives.

However, these are not the only skills and characteristics we are looking for. To be shortlisted for the position, you must be able to clearly evidence the following skills and experience within your application:

  • Managing a caseload of complex and challenging cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs and risk assessments, care planning and child protection investigations
  • Ability to undertake high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
  • Experience in supporting management in maintaining and developing high standards across the team
  • Offer coaching and mentoring within the team as well as effective case management and high quality written work

Ability to ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Havering LSCB. 

About Havering

Havering is an outer London borough like no other. Sitting in Northeast London, we are the third largest London Borough geographically. We have one of the fastest growing, increasingly diverse child populations in the country, all of whom benefit from living in one of the greenest areas in London. The borough has a strong corporate agenda and are embedding an increasingly insight-driven culture. Our vision is to create a better future for people in our community and focusses on supporting Havering’s children and families to lead happy, healthy lives.

We are dedicated to creating the right conditions to support our social care practitioners to thrive by fostering an environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge alongside like-minded individuals. We value our employees and offer a range of benefits:

  • A rewarding role where you are fully supported by managers with a competitive salary to match

  • £4,000 annual market supplement payment for Social Workers, Advanced Practitioners, Team Managers and Service Managers

  • Subsidised parking at various council-owned car parks across the borough 

  • Modern workplace equipped with the latest technology 

  • A commitment to maintain manageable caseloads 

  • Generous local government pension scheme and leave entitlement 

  • A strong corporate health and well-being offer, discounted gym membership, employee assistance programme and much more 

  •  A tailored training programme along with development opportunities through our very own dedicated Social Care Academy ​ which fits with the council’s commitment to all individuals having 10 days of learning per year

  • Access to accredited systemic training and in-house practice application workshops 

  • Annual staff recognition schemes (STAR awards and Social Care awards) celebrating and recognising staff commitment and achievement  

  • Access to a range of staff forums including LGBTQI+, B.A.M.E., Faith, Ability, Women’s, and Men’s forums.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Fatema Ahmed, Project Manager: