Advanced Practioner

Advanced Practioner

Posted 3 weeks ago


Advanced Practioner
Location: SouthEast
Salary: £40,221-£43,421 per annum

We are looking for experienced and passionate Advanced Practioner Social Worker to join a dedicated Adults Community Learning Disabilities Team  based in the South East. All candidates must have previous experience in working in Adult Social Care and have a good understanding and be able to apply appropriate legislation.  Knowledge is required of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act, Mental Health Act, etc.  The Safeguarding Hub is responsible for screening incoming safeguarding referrals as well as case holding both complex safeguarding cases.  In the Community Social work team, workers will be expected to work in a specific area within The Authority and responsible for carrying out Care Act assessments, Safeguarding work, multi-agency work, as well as carrying out a duty function within the team.

Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible.

Perfect candidate will be:

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England .
  • SW, CSS, DipSW or Social Work Degree Creative, flexible and forward thinking in approach.
  • Work in a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary Agency.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for individuals and their families
  • Able to use excellent mediation and negotiation skills on behalf of service users.
  • Work with a range of client groups within an Agency
  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to general social work practice
  • 4 Years plus Qualified

In this role you will:

  • Use skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
  • Manage an agreed case load.
  • Use specialist communication skills to achieve optimum outcomes for service users.
  • Devise individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.
  • Offer advice and support to unqualified staff and students to assist development.

Staff benefit  include:

  • From 25to 32days’ annual leave: linked to length of service and grade
  • Buying annual leave scheme: buy up to 20 days additional annual leave
  • Career Pathways: step up in your career or move into a specialist area
  • Pension scheme: with generous employer contributions of up to 20.2 per cent (at July 2023) and 3x salary death in service grant
  • Generous relocation package: up to £8,000 (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee Assistance Programme: a free, 24/7 confidential counselling and wellbeing support service available to all employees, their partner or spouse and dependent children over 16 still living at home
  • Work/life balance: flexible working options including working from home where possible. W e welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
  • Training and support: unlimited access to development courses, mentoring and support and clear career pathways
  • Staff offers: includes discounts on your MOT, gym and fitness, restaurants and salons
  • Arriva Travel Club: great value savings on local bus travel

This role is ideally located for those travelling from Northampton, Cambridge, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, London, Northampton Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough Bath, Swindon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Worchester, Royal Leamington Spa.

We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this is not the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO (Independence Reviewing Officer), BIA (Best Interest Assessor), MASH, LAC, Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.