Adults Senior Practitioner Specialist Lead - Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£44,229 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH. 

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

About the Role

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Practitioner Specialist Lead in the Adult Social Care Continuing Care Team based in Leatherhead, Surrey.

This post provides the opportunity to work closely with health colleagues to enable person centred joint assessments, while proactively seeking to empower individuals and maximise their potential for independence. If you want to make a difference to people’s lives - enabling and supporting them to enhance their well-being and independence by giving them choice and control over the support and care they need – this is the job for you!

You will have a varied role that includes a number of complex cases and NHS Continuing Health Care disputes, but your key role will be to provide professional support and advice for staff and managers in the locality and hospital teams. You will provide coaching and training to help them maintain and raise the standard of work and equip others to do their work more efficiently and effectively. You will provide professional advice to social care staff around NHS Continuing Health Care and inter-related processes and legal frameworks, helping them prepare dispute rationales and briefings for managers as required.

You will be required to work in both community and hospital settings across the county of Surrey. You will receive regular support and supervision, and will provide support and professional supervision to social workers in the team.

We are looking for a confident, motivated and enthusiastic person who believes that individuals should be at the heart of everything we do, leading their own supported self assessment, empowering and supporting individuals to make their own choices about where and how they live their lives and the way they want their support to be provided.

The successful applicant will hold a professional social work or occupational therapy qualification having completed any post qualification practice or training requirements and must have current professional registration with the Health Professionals Council.

You will also require significant post qualifying experience, with some degree of management experience in a variety of Social Care environments, demonstrating good understanding of both the Health and Social Care agendas.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment towards the personalisation agenda and be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation. You will need to be able to work under your own initiative and be an excellent communicator.

The successful applicant will need to be a strong team player, committed to promoting change and supporting the operational leaders with a strong evidence base of supervising staff.

You will need to demonstrate a strong knowledge base for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and be able to evidence this. You will be required to have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and management in accordance with the Councils Equality and Diversity Policy.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23rd April 2017

Interviews will take place on 4th May 2017.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.