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Social Care Practitioner (2 Posts)

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Shand House, Dale Road South, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 8 £27.507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to finite funding 31st March 2025
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 April 2024

Social Care Practitioner (Safeguarding at Adult Care Assessment and Triage Team)

**Derbyshire County Council are hiring**

As part an exciting new development, an opportunity has arisen for Social Care Practitioners to join the Adult Care Assessment and Triage Team. These roles will specifically include a focus on undertaking initial Safeguarding enquiries to support adults who are experiencing/ at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect. You will also undertake wider Care Act assessment and professional intervention. You will be supported in this work by the wider established team and a dedicated Senior Practitioner and Service Manager.

This team undertakes a unique function in the department and provides support to a varied mix of cases, including exposure to some unusual, or uncommon casework. Casework within this service is completed in short timescales and so may be of interest to applicants who enjoy extensive variety and the satisfaction of quick outcomes.

We are looking to recruit social care practitioners to join our established team which provides professional triage and assessment of Adult Social Care needs at the front door of Derbyshire Adult Care.

The posts are advertised as full time. If you are interested in this as a part time opportunities, we’d still be interested in hearing from you. These are temporary contracts which would run until 31st March 2025.

What we expect from our applicants:

  • Someone who can provide a timely response to adult’s presenting with a wide variety of needs, disabilities, and circumstances
  • Passion about keeping adults safe from abuse and neglect and supporting them to be as independent as possible within their own community
  • Someone who has practical understanding of adults with need for care and support and risks of abuse/neglect
  • Professional curiosity
  • Someone who strives for excellence
  • Someone who is a team player who is able to work closely with other disciplines and teams 
  • Comfortable working autonomously with a positive and can-do attitude 

What you can expect from the role with Derbyshire County Council:

  • Working for Derbyshire County Council really puts you at the heart of local communities, and provides great satisfaction being able to help local people.
  • A welcoming and accepting team who provide regular peer support, as well as receiving professional and line management supervision.
  • Rewarding work with a real variety of cases, leading to quick outcomes that make a difference to people and their lives
  • Great learning and development opportunities – Derbyshire County Council want you to succeed and will provide thorough support to ensure you can achieve your goals.
  • Great benefits including:
  • 25-27 days of annual leave (depending on grade) plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more……

The work is ordinarily office-based, as we undertake remote enquiries, assessment and triage. The team are based in Shand House, Darley Dale. We are continuing to offer a hybrid approach to working, so you will be able to work both in the office and at home as suits your needs and the needs of the service.

**Please read the additional information attachments which will highlight in detail the essential/desirable attributes needed to apply for this role. Applicants will need to link their experience to the criteria stated in the attachment/s in order for the management team to choose the most suitable candidates for shortlisting**

Have a question about the role? Or would like to have an informal visit or shadowing with the Team to find out more about working with us? Please contact josie.hill@derbyshire.gov.uk

Provisional interview date: w/c 6th May 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.