Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 29 November 2020
For an informal discussion, please contact Rosalind Green - Professional Lead for Social Work on 01323 444194/ 07341 737 674.
About the role
The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to join our team on a 1 year secondment or a 1 year fixed term contract. The post will focus on the Transforming Care Agenda and will initially work with clients placed in hospital settings to develop care pathways to meet their individual needs. The Senior Practitioner will focus on improving transitions for clients through the secure hospital system, so that their time spent in hospital is reduced and their pathway back to the community is improved.
The Senior Practitioner will also work with community service providers to enable them to more successfully support this cohort of clients following their discharge from hospital.
The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service is looking for an individual who is self-motivated, dynamic, able to demonstrate a strong sense of initiative, adapting to any given situation, but who works well as part of a team.
A key part of this role will be working in partnership with colleagues in the inpatient and community services.
Communication will be a core component of this role and you will need to draw upon your experience of how to navigate complex care pathways.
Specialist assessments and robust risk management plans will be central and of fundamental importance.
The Senior Practitioner will need to have an understanding of the Transforming Care Agenda and experience of working with people with a Learning Disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
The post will be based on the Hellingly site but travel to hospital sites across the country will be required.
For more information about the post please contact Rosalind Green, Professional Lead for Forensic Social Work on 01323 444194 or 07341 737 674.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.