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Social Care Practitioner

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Buxton Adult Services Area Office, Kents Bank Road, Buxton
Salary details
Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
30 June 2024

Social Care Practitioner

A vacancy has arisen for a full time Social Care Practitioner for 37hrs to join us in a busy, supportive and dynamic Adult Social Work Long Term Team. The team consists of a Service Manager, a Senior Practitioner, Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners and supporting adults over 18 and their carers, plus transition cases from the age of 14.

You will be based within the High Peak Adult Social Work Team and will be covering the High Peak South area. There is an expectation you will be office based for part of the week and to work from home.

 Training and induction will be provided alongside meetings including regular management and peer supervision.

 You will need to have experience and an understanding of assessing and reviewing service user needs in the community and residential settings. Working within budgets is essential and having knowledge of outcomes focussed when completing assessments and reviews would be beneficial.

You will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary partnership way with other professionals, service users and their families and carers.

 You will create person-centred and strengths-based assessments and support plans and commission services to enable individuals to meet their outcomes, promoting a home-first culture. You will need the ability to travel and ideally have access to your own transport for which a mileage allowance is payable.

 We have a supportive and friendly team ethos. We promote ongoing learning and development with a strong focus on the wellbeing of the team and flexible working.

The work can be fast-paced and challenging at times and is varied and extremely rewarding in a nurturing and protective environment. We are seeking a motivated individual with a zest and passion to promote best practice and join us in improving the service user journey.

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.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.