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Senior Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Kingsfield Centre, Stowmarket
Salary details:
£35,608 - £38,695
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
25 February 2020 11:30 PM
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Flexible Working options available to support you, your career and work life balance.

Take up this opportunity and you will be at the forefront of our integrated work with health.

We are building on our locality and partnership work as part of a wider Alliance, to keep the residents of Suffolk at the centre of what we do and improve their outcomes.

The Alliance

Is made up of statutory health and social care providers and commissioners, representatives from the voluntary and community sector and representatives from District and Borough Councils; with the aim of:

  • delivering health and care which uses resources more flexibly and effectively
  • carrying out more preventative work to help people to stay well, and more independent for longer
  • providing more co-ordinated, holistic and preventative care
  • empowering people to play a central role in managing their own health and wellbeing.

The Locality and Team

Adult and Community Service (ACS) operate in three localities (Ipswich and East, West and North) covering Suffolk, each with an area office based in a main town.

The Ipswich and East Locality has been in the vanguard of joint management social care and health posts which are now well established. This team approach is multi-disciplinary.

The main purpose of this role is to provide professional support to the area social work team, supporting the Senior management team in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care through collaboration with stakeholders and partners. An ability to implement an integrated approach to service delivery will be a key part of the role, ensuring health and social care systems are joined up and accessible for all our service users.  

Working with the Operations and Partnerships Managers and the wider Senior Management Team you will support the Integrated Health / Social Care Team Manager to manage demand whilst delivering the highest standards of social care services for the people of Suffolk. 

Our Offer

In return for the skills and ambition required to drive forward integration you will receive:

  • guidance, supervision and support from the Operations and Partnerships Managers
  • a full package of induction, support and development that will be tailored to meet your needs
  • an opportunity to achieve your own development goals in-line with the role's operational requirements.

Relocation package of up to £8k is available where agreed, to support you if you need to move to Suffolk.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only please contact Louise Caesar Operations and Partnerships Manager on (01473) 263744 or email: louise.caesar@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority 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. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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