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Senior Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
£35,608 - £38,695
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
05 April 2020 11:30 PM
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Flexible Working options available to support you, your work life balance and career.

West Team, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Service, Adult and Community Services (ACS).

We welcome applications from qualified Social Workers or Occupational Therapists ready to take their first step into operational management. 

You will need to be motivated with significant frontline experience within social care services.

Your role

Principally, you will provide professional support as a Social Work Senior Practitioner to the area social work team, working alongside the Team Manager, you will successfully contribute to the effective leadership of ACS, supporting the Senior Management Team (SMT) in delivering a high-performance culture and excellent quality services.

You will be a ‘systems thinker’ and committed to ensuring effective integration between health and social care, through collaboration with partners across the system, including NSFT and CYP.

You will be passionate about finding new and innovative ways of working to deliver better outcomes for the people of Suffolk, with a focus on ensuring preventative and long-term sustainable solutions that enable people to live long and fulfilling lives by maximising their independence. 

This is an exciting opportunity to use and further develop your leadership skills within a well-established team, and to play a key role in the ongoing development and delivery of a transforming service area.  

The Service

This is an exciting time to join our Learning Disabilities and Autism teams within Adult and Community Services and improve outcomes for people. We are offering a unique opportunity to move forward in your career using your advanced skills and experience in an interesting and complex specialist area of the profession.

We have invested additional capacity into our Learning Disabilities and Autism teams and introduced more qualified Social Worker roles and new Occupational Therapist opportunities.

We have brought operational delivery and service development together in order to push ahead with our transformation. We would like to invite you to join our strong team and play a part in creating best practice for Suffolk, developing new pathways and ways of working. You will enjoy the opportunities that our new service can offer, working closely with teams across Health and Social Care including NSFT and CYP.

Co-production is at the heart of what we do and there is a strong core of Professional Advice/ Practice Development. You will work to our SLCC strategy and Signs of Safety and Wellbeing practice model, promoting independence and self-support, short term enablement, personalisation and digital care.

HCPC registration is essential, along with evidence of continued professional development.

To be successful in this job you will need a positive and proactive attitude to challenging situations and problem solving, using a collaborative and engaging approach with your team. 

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 about the role, please contact Sara Eden, Team Manager on 0780 825 1527.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

Apply by uploading your CV and completing a short application.

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.

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