About the role
Are you an experienced registered Social Worker looking to advance your career into a Senior Practitioner position? Are you passionate about raising standards and person centre approach? Do you thrive on challenge? If the answer is yes, then we would welcome your application?
The vacancies are in the Adult Social Care - Eastbourne District General Hospital Community Team (full-time), Conquest Hospital Team (full-time), and Out of County Hospital and Continuing Healthcare Teams (part-time).
The Senior Practitioner position is a really important role in our structure. You will hold a small and complex caseload of clients that may involve safeguarding, court work etc. In addition to this you will supervise a small number of practitioner staff. Ideally, you will hold a Practice Educator qualification and be able to support Social Workers who are in their first year of social work practice and are part of their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment Programme.
We are unique as a service in the fact that we have case responsibility for people who are inpatients and for those who have been discharged in the community requiring a Care Act assessment of need. The Continuing Health Care Team, work in partnership with Health to assess and manage the care of adults with complex and end of life care needs.
You will support the Practice Manager by bringing your experience and knowledge to the team to raise standards and sharing models and social work theory to support staff and benefit the people we serve as part of our critical front line service. You will have opportunities to facilitate reflective practice sessions and sharing your learning within the service and more widely.
In your role there will be an expectation that you will be part of the decision making for safeguarding triage and supporting staff to set clear terms of reference for enquiries, you will be expected to participate in rota for safeguarding in your working week. If you have development needs around safeguarding, please don’t worry, a development plan will be devised to support you to grow your confidence in decision making.
Finally, there are many rewards to working for East Sussex and being part of our service, some of these include:
- Hybrid working
- Access to our training offer which may include financial support for you to work towards being a Best Interest Assessor and/or an Approved Mental Health Professional
- Your annual registration fee with Social Worker England will be reimbursed.
- You will have the opportunity to apply for our lease car scheme subject to qualifying criteria.
- Five training and development days per year to support your continuous professional development.
- Protected time for you to research models, theories and case law.
- Access to our extensive training offer that has a real focus on wellbeing and wellness.
For an informal discussion, please contact Dan Francis - Ops Manager on 07523 804 504.
All applications will be considered against the Job Description / Person Specification and will be accepted to include CV and cover letter.
Please indicate your location preference.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
East Sussex County Council offer a range of benefits - More information can be found on our benefits page.
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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
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.