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Social Care Practitioner (2 posts)

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Parkwood Centre, Alfreton Park, Alfreton
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding - 12 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 April 2024

Are you enthusiastic, resilient and above all passionate about enabling people to live their ‘best life’? 

Do you want to work in a truly person-centred way that embodies strength-based approaches so people who need support can live or access short breaks in the community within a family/home setting?

We’re looking for two Social Care Practitioners to join our well-established Shared Lives Team for 12 months. 

Shared Lives Social Care Practitioners are a key part of the team and if successful you will be: 

  • Working with your own caseload of Shared Lives carers to ensure they meet the requirements of the scheme, relevant legislation and CQC guidelines.
  • Providing support to Shared Lives carers, carrying out home visits, finding solutions to challenges that may arise and undertaking annual Shared Lives carer reviews.
  • Participating fully in the matching process.
  • Producing high quality personal service plans, risk assessments and risk enablement plans.
  • Promoting Shared Lives through internal and external networking and promotional events. 

You must be an organised person who can manage their time well, an excellent communicator who can use their inter-personal skills to develop and maintain effective relationship with our Shared Lives carers and other members of the Team.

The Team is small but very supportive, with a unique position across both social work and direct care services.  In joining the Team, you would receive a full induction, regular supervision, opportunities to develop your practice and see first-hand the difference Shared Lives can make. 

The Team covers the whole of Derbyshire with a team base in Amber Valley, and works in a hybrid way, working from home, and local offices. 

As these posts are fixed term for 12 months, we would also welcome applications from people wishing to undertake them on a secondment basis.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 29th April 2024 

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