All of our vacancies are advertised on Lambeth Council's jobs page where you can apply by completing the application form and submitting your CV.
Salary: £48,747-£51,873 p/a incl London Weighting
The Advanced Practitioner role is focused on practice improvement. As an Advanced Practitioner, you’ll be dedicated to promoting the highest standard of social work practice by supporting and developing Lambeth social workers to achieve the very best outcomes for children and families.
You will deliver and role model meaningful, creative and innovative social work practice through a collaborative and systemic approach. Drawing on the values Lambeth’s Children at the Heart of Practice framework in your work with children and families.
We are looking for Advanced Practitioners in the following service areas:
Integrated Referral Hub
Lambeth’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced and highly skilled Advanced Practitioner to deliver an outstanding service to children and their families.
This is a great opportunity to experience working in a busy, multi-agency environment that focuses on providing good quality advice to ensure that families receive appropriate support.
We are seeking skilled individuals who can bring more experience and knowledge to our MASH, you will have a close, supportive team and developmental opportunities.
Child Assessment Team (CAT) and Family Support and Child Protection Team (FSCP)
Successful applicants will support the wider development of the team through the support and mentoring of others, as well as demonstrate and role-model advanced social work practice with children and their families.
You will support and mentor others using supervisory experience and support Students, ASYE and placement experience such as Practice Educator.
You will facilitate and run peer group supervision sessions and developmental opportunities. You will be committed to embracing and developing learning, with the use of theory and research.
Your experience in working with children and families will include: confidence in undertaking child protection investigations, alongside safety and contingency planning, extensive court work and pre-proceedings experience including report writing, statements and care planning, child focussed direct work that role models creativity and purposefulness, experience in working with children throughout a journey of statutory services, including becoming ‘looked after’, and having the confidence in chairing complex meetings
Children Looked After
Successful applicants will be working within a service where we are aspirational about our looked after children. We recognise that it is important to support our social workers to achieve the best outcomes for children.
We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who have experience of working in care planning for children and of progressing care plans for children who are subject to Placement Orders and have a care plan of adoption.
Salary: £50,757-£53,799 p/a incl London Weighting
Plus: £4,700 p/a as market supplement.
Our Team Managers are at the forefront of our offer: empowering, supporting and inspiring our social workers to get the best outcomes for children, young people and their families in Lambeth.
First and foremost, people come first. We support our team managers so that they can support their social workers so that they can support the children and families in Lambeth.
A Lambeth Team Manager is the leader of their team of 6 social workers, ensuring that the team is supported and all interventions being undertaken are purposeful, that risk is well managed and intervention is only undertaken when it is in the child’s best interests.
Salary: £38,037-£45,711 p/a incl London Weighting
Plus: a £1,000 welcome payment, and after 12 months a £1,000pa market supplement (all Social Work teams), and £1,500pa retention allowance (Assessment, Safeguarding and Court only).
You’ll be integrated into small social work teams with extra personal support from an advanced practitioner, bespoke learning and development, and excellent post-qualification opportunities.
As a qualified Social Worker, you’ll be empowered to improve the lives of children, young people and their families within small teams, a manageable caseload and strong learning resources.
You'll bring your experience to help to motivate our team, leading by example and sharing your expertise. At all levels, we’ll welcome your ideas on how we can make our transformation a lasting success.