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Principal Practitioner - Qualified Social Worker, Early Help

Salary details: £41025 - £43815

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary details
£41025 - £43815 
Additional Allowances
Job term
Hours per week
Closing Date
26 April 2018
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Principal Practitioner - Early Help Principal Practitioner (QSW)

 Royal Greenwich Early Help Division is an exciting place to work right now.

 We have transformed the Division to deliver a new coherent and integrated structure that ensures all early help is provided at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent the escalation of issues for children, young people and their families.  The new division also establishes robust capacity to provide intensive support to families to create sustainable change, without referral to lots of different professionals.

We now need talented, motivated and experienced Social Workers to join our Early Help “Front Door” as a Principal Practitioner.  The “Front Door” Teams are the first point of contact for all contacts about children, young people and families who may benefit from early help services.

Our Front Door Team provides an innovative way to strengthen local early help practice, enabling local early help and safeguarding partners to share information and work together. We work closely with a wide range of professionals from universal services, statutory agencies, voluntary services, as well members of the public, families, children and young people themselves.

 The Principal Practitioner plays a key role by co-ordinating and managing the daily activity for the Front Door, maximising the contribution of partners to ensure that operational teams are equipped with the fullest picture when they make contact with children and families.  Reporting to the Group Leader, the Principal Practitioner plays a crucial role in:

  • listening and responding to staff and partners at all levels and from a range of different professional backgrounds,
  • interpreting information, data and intelligence
  • communicating and giving feedback,
  • making informed and evidence based decisions
  • creating a positive interface for all Front Door practitioners and partners
  • keeping pace in a fast moving multi-agency environment
  • adhering to strict timescales

 You will be joining an ambitious service with strong leadership and clear lines of support.  There will be a dedicated induction and training / development programme, and time set aside for quality reflective supervision. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

This role will require you to work anywhere within the Borough of Greenwich including in family homes, Schools, Children’s Centres or other community settings.  

If you would like to further information about this role please contact Sue Regan on 020 8921 5797

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

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