Job Description

Reference: FEB20227327
Expiry Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022
Location: Colindale
Salary: £39,867 – £44,790 Per Annum

Prevention and Wellbeing Senior / Lead Practitioner (Adults & Health)


About Barnet Council

Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.


As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values: Caring | Learning to Improve | Inclusive | Collaborative


About Adult Health & Social Care Services

In Adult Social Care we are committed to the work we do and the difference we make to residents of Barnet every single day, month and year. We encourage staff to be empowered in making changes and initiate actions that improve our services. Ultimately, we should all be happy for our friends and family to receive the services we deliver and commission, and so that is where our focus always lies.

Adults Social Care & Health comprises of people with a range of professional specialisms and expertise, including social workers; occupational therapists; contract brokers; staff delivering statutory services; financial and performance analysts.

We value the skills that new staff can offer, to make a real difference to people who use our services and their carers. Irrespective of whether the role is frontline or back office, you would be joining a group of people focused on providing excellent services for the local community.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage a team who support those living with dementia and their informal carers.

In this role you will make professional decisions regarding the need for statutory assessments and interventions, approve services, risk assessments and safeguarding interventions.  You will also be required to ensure the team maintain the high-quality standard of work, and evidence this using supervision, audit and case discussion.

As part of the team, you will ensure carers gain more understanding of how to support someone living with dementia, communicate well, and feel confident in their caring role. You can show leadership and be a mentor for the team to change views and behaviours to sustain people with dementia living in the community.

You will also oversee a dedicated Carers Coordinator who will work in a creative, strengths based and personalised way with informal carers who have had contact with Adult Social Care.  You will work across the service and Directorate to find practical and sustainable solutions to improve health and wellbeing outcomes, coordinate and grow the support and services on offer in the local area.


About you

You will need

  • to be a registered Social Worker with Social Work England
  • a sound understanding of Health and Social Care and integrating working
  • experience of working with adults with dementia and their carers
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • ability to use IT applications including Outlook, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams
  • knowledge of relevant social care legislation and guidance and an understanding of protecting and making vulnerable adults safe
  • confidence in managing a small team supporting those with complex needs and influencing the practice of others.


What we offer

  • 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
  • Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
  • Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Employee well- being training programs


How to apply

Read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form. If you would like any further information about the role before applying, please contact Claire Desouza, Prevention and Wellbeing Service Manager & Adult Carers Lead –


Staff visiting care homes are required to be vaccinated against Covid 19. The work carried out in this role may involve visiting clients in these settings.  Barnet is developing its own policy and procedures in the meantime please be aware that this role is likely to require proof of your vaccine status / medically exemption.


Barnet Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.


To deliver Barnet Council’s commitment to equality of opportunity in the provision of services, all staff are expected to promote equality in the workplace and in the services the Council delivers. As such we value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds. Click here to read our equality statement.


Barnet Council embraces all forms of flexible working (including part-time, compressed hours, and remote working) and is committed to offering employees a healthy work-life balance. Candidates are encouraged to talk about relevant requirements and preferences at interview. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.


All posts with the council are subject to a probationary period of six months, during which time you will be required to demonstrate to the council satisfaction your suitability for the position in which you will be employed.


Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close vacancies before the stated closing date if sufficient number of applications are received. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible.


Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically. Should you not hear from us within four working weeks of the closing date for this post, then regretfully in this instance, you have not been shortlisted.

If shortlisted, you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.