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Senior Practitioner

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Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
28 July 2024

Senior Practitioner

Derbyshire Dales Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (START)

There is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to join the Derbyshire Dales Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (START) based at Shand House, Darley Dale.  This is a fast-paced and highly specialist team who are focused on the wellbeing, empowerment and reablement of people in our community.  Wherever possible we aim to prevent the need for hospital admissions and entry into longer term care settings and enable people that are stepping down following a hospital stay, helping them to achieve their full potential to live as safely, independently and as well as possible in their own homes.

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Senior Practitioner to help develop our team and oversee, manage, and advise on some of our more complex work.  This is a new team, and this post offers an opportunity to contribute to and develop systems and processes to improve the efficacy of our interventions and promote the independence and wellbeing of the people of Derbyshire Dales.  We take a multi-disciplinary approach, and the team is a mixture of Social Workers, Social Care Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Enablement Leads and Enablement Support Workers.  We work closely alongside our health colleagues, including running our START DUTY at The Whitworth Hospital, Matlock (and other integrated co-locations).

Experience of managing a variety of Care Act (2014) interventions with a focus on personalised strength-based approaches and outcomes is essential. You will offer support, advice, and professional supervision to all members of the team.  You will produce performance reports, chair meetings, and deputise for the Service Manager when required.  You will have an overview of Duty and will be overseeing and advising on S42 safeguarding enquiries, VARM, Mental Capacity (2005) assessments and Best Interest Decisions.

Derbyshire County Council is a fantastic place to work with friendly, supportive teams, access to training and a wealth of other benefits such as our flexi working scheme. We promote an environment that encourages reflection, individual and organisational learning, where we value sharing knowledge and helping each other thrive in our everyday practice.

Due to the nature of the role, please read the comprehensive job description attached to this advertisement, and if you have any questions prior to applying, please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat.

Benefits of working for Derbyshire County Council

  • 25 - 27 days of annual leave (plus another 5 with 5 years of continuous service)
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month (for certain roles)
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • Derbyshire based work locations
  • The opportunity to develop yourself and your career with ongoing training opportunities
  • Defined Benefit Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package including physio, counselling & occupational health
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships
  • Reduced bus/train fares
  • Mobile phone contract discount (restrictions apply)
  • And much more.

We offer hybrid working, but there is an expectation that you will be regularly co-located with Duty workers and providing face to face support to the team

We look forward to receiving your application!

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

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.