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Senior Practitioner

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Chesterfield Community Centre
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
17 December 2023
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Senior Practitioner

Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention & Personalisation Team

There is an exciting opportunity to join the Chesterfield Mental Health Prevention & Personalisation Team.

Reporting to the Service Manager, your role will be to supervise social care staff and lead on professional practice.  You will be involved with the day to day running of the team.  You will support Adult Social Care colleagues both within the local team and on a countywide level including the identification of training and development needs through Peer Supervision.   

As a Senior Practitioner you will lead by example and ensure that Social Workers and AMHPS’s deliver high quality statutory social care services to adults over the age of 18 and young people in transition from Children’s Services.  You will be actively involved in complex case management and court work.  You will be a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional and participate on the AMHP duty rota.  You will offer support, advice and professional supervision to all members of the team.  You will produce management reports, chair meetings, and deputise for the Service Manager when required. 

The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and will have excellent knowledge of Safeguarding, the Mental Health Act 1983, the Care Act 2014, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

The team covers Chesterfield and Killamarsh.

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days annual leave per year (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata).
  • Flexible working
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy, and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

More details on the benefits of working for the council can be found on our reward and recognition page here

If you require any further information, please contact Claire Wilde Service Manager on 01629 536329.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here