Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 26 June 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Sean McDonough - Practice Manager on 07827 937 294
About the role
37 hours per week permanent post
Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 5.00, Friday 8.30 – 4.30.
If you would like to learn more about joining East Sussex County Council’s Adult’s Learning Disability Assessment, Care Management Team, in a leadership role we would love to hear from you. We have a rare opportunity for you to join us as a Senior Practitioner primarily based at the Bellbrook Centre in Uckfield. The highly skilled team consists of Resource Officers, Social Workers, Senior Resource Officers, Senior Practitioners, Practice Managers, an Operations Manager and a Head of Service and dedicated administration staff. Our Learning Disability Health colleagues also work from the Bellbrook Centre which enables positive holistic joint working.
We are looking for a motivated and proactive Senior Practitioner who is committed to Strengths Based Practice, ensuring that the service supports adults with learning disabilities to live successfully within the community, helping them maximise their strengths and supporting through the provision of a care management service to both service users and carers.
Right on the frontline of our high performing Adult Social Care service, you’ll be helping to lead an established and skilled team. It’s a challenging role - but there’s no shortage of rewards either – from being part of a cohesive, friendly, and supportive leadership team to making a real difference to the quality of life of the people we work alongside, you will be part of a large Council with many development opportunities.
The purpose of the role will be to undertake the full range of social work responsibilities relevant to this work context and to provide a level of seniority and responsibility for complex work and specialist input.
Key responsibilities for this post include:
- Responsibility for caseload allocation and to provide casework supervision and consultancy for Social Workers, Resource Officers, and students.
- To work within a range of legal frameworks and interventions, departmental policies, and procedures to support outcome-based planning for adults with learning disabilities and their carers/families.
- To maintain a high standard of report writing and give evidence in court in relation to private and public proceedings as required.
- To undertake a lead role in the team to implement agreed local and national service developments, using good evidenced based practice based on current research.
- Act as the Lead Enquiry Officer for complex Adult Safeguarding Enquiries.
- Managing change, developing, and supporting excellent practice.
You will need to have recent experience of social work with adults and a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation relating to adults with disabilities. In return, you’ll find you will have excellent training opportunities in a highly supportive environment. You will receive regular supervision and support from a Practice Manager.
There is likely to be the expectation of some working from home in the Covid 19 recovery period. However, you will need to be able to independently travel to cover the catchment area of the team and to fulfil the needs of the role.
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.
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.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.