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Senior Practitioner

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Sth Derbys Dist Council (DCC), Civic Way, Swadlincote
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding until 31/03/2025
37 hours per week
Closing Date
10 December 2023
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The South Derbyshire division of Adult Care Prevention and Personalisation are seeking to recruit a fixed term Senior Practitioner (Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our very busy area until the end of March 2025.

You will be responsible for supporting the Service Managers in providing effective leadership to develop the areas Short Term Services and Area social work teams.  This will include supporting and developing a team of Social Workers, Social Care Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, and the short term direct care service.  

You will have knowledge of the statutory responsibilities in the implementation of the Care Act (2014) and understand the principles of short term support.  You will be actively involved in statutory responsibilities supporting the existing long term teams as service need demands.  You will have experience of working in accordance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2007).

You will be encouraged in supporting students and/or colleagues to develop their own practice via direct support.  Provider 1:1 supervision and be able to demonstrate your strengths-based assessments and awareness of local resources, alongside understanding the financial challenges facing the Local Authority.

Working alongside the Service Managers you will provide professional guidance and leadership to the team. You will have ideas about developing a team and sharing research, good practice and keeping a team up to date with contemporary practice issues/changes.     

As an employee of Derbyshire County Council, you will be:

  • Eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme where you pay your contributions, and we pay too. It's a flexible scheme and an important part of your employment package providing an excellent range of benefits
  • Part of a generous annual leave and flexi-time scheme,
  • Supported with flexible working and leave arrangements
  • Enjoy benefits including our occupational health, physiotherapy, and counselling services

Derbyshire is a great place to live and work. It's short drive to Derby, Nottingham, Staffordshire, and Leicestershire. The county enjoys house prices below the UK average and has great road and rail links.

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