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Advanced Practitioner 

Barnet is one of the most diverse boroughs in London which provides opportunities and challenges that are rewarding, both professionally and personally. We are focused on making Barnet an even better place to live for all families; we call this ambition “Family Friendly Barnet”. At the heart of this vision is our aim of helping families, children and young people to become resilient so they can thrive and achieve.

We are looking for a skilled, dynamic and motivated professional to join our busy team, who is aspirational for children and young people with the ability to drive change in the families and professional systems they work within. The post holder will have the skills and ability to practice at a higher level which includes deputising for the line manager in circumstances where the line manager is not available or they are delegate to act in a line management position by the designated Head of Service. They will demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations; and be able to assess and manage higher levels of risk in their own and that of other less experienced social workers.  They will support less experienced social workers and be assessors for NQSWs in the teams in their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework and polices in relation to safeguarding children, be able to provide evidence of your excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrate your impact on families in achieving positive outcomes for children and influence the professional networks that you work with.

This is an exciting time to join Barnet. Improvements are happening at pace and we are very interested to hear from individuals who can drive excellent engagement with key stakeholders and referrers, consolidate and build upon positive progress made.

Closing date: 3rd December 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 17 December 2018 and 3rd January 2019. In case you have not heard from us by then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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