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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 - Covering for secondment - 12 months from date of appointment
37 hours per week
Closing Date
14 July 2024

Come and join our award-winning team members.

We are a long-term generic adult team, working with people from 18 (or approaching 18 for transition cases) and their carers, covering the South of Amber Valley. The people we work with have social care needs resulting from a range of disabilities people with learning disability and autism, physical disability, and dementia. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. Using person centred, strengths-based approaches we support people to identify and achieve their goals with a home first approach. Successful candidates must have knowledge and experience of making safeguarding personal.

The team is busy yet supportive. The workers joining us will need the ability to prioritise competing demands, manage their time effectively, be resilient and reliable. The role includes assessing eligible care needs and working with people and their support networks to create support plans, commissioning services, covering duty, conducting safeguarding enquires and the ability to travel.

The successful candidates will be given opportunity for daily support and peer group discussion and will be provided with regular professional supervision where you will be supported to achieve best practice. We operate a ‘champion’ role offering opportunity to develop and share your knowledge and practice interests. You are required to work at least one day a week in the office. Working at home arrangements and flexi working are part of this role.

This is a temporary post for 12 months with the possibility of extension but no guarantee.

 Provisional Interview Date: Friday 19th July 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