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Social Care Practitioner

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Adult Care Social Care Office, Municipal Buildings, Glossop
Salary details
Grade 8 £25,582 - £27,493 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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We have an exciting opportunity within Derbyshire County Council’s Hospital Discharge Service. We would like to appoint a Social Care Practitioner to join the Discharge to Assess & Review Team (DART).

DART is a countywide service assisting Derbyshire residents to have least restrictive & proportionate care & support provisions. We are specifically looking to employ someone who resides within the mid – north of Derbyshire, to assist with patient flow within this area of the county alongside colleagues already in post. DART currently consists of Social Care practitioners, Social Workers, a Senior Practitioner & a Service Manager.

This post will require you work flexibly across several provisions to maintain patient flow within Derbyshire and facilitate timely discharges for Derbyshire residents countywide. For example, you would be responsible for the flow of clients within interim placements which had been completed by the Hospital Discharge teams due to a lack of immediate home care provision. 

The post involves travel as it requires regular attendance to provisions to complete assessments & reviews.   

Experience of working in Adult Care, specifically the hospital setting is beneficial but not essential.  You will need to have transferrable skills to enable you to facilitate safe, sustainable transfers of care for people leaving provisions utilising a Home First approach. 

The post is for a 5 in 7 working pattern but at the present time staff are expected to work on a Monday to Friday basis. Prior notice will be given in advance if this changes.  

You will need to be able to manage change and have the ability to work effectively and build positive relationships with health partners and other agencies. You will need to be committed to working in a person centred and strengths-based way with clients and their families to maintain and maximise their independence, whilst observing the tight timescales under the Care Act and current guidance.  

If you have any queries around the post, please contact Sian Moore (Service Manager) via email: Sian.Moore@derbyshire.gov.uk

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.