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CHC Senior Practitioner – Central Team

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part Time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/10/2020 23:59
£37,890 - £40,876 (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

CHC Senior Practitioner – Central Team

Salary or Salary Band: £37,890 - £40,876 pro rata
Working Pattern: Permanent Part time 18.5 hours per week.
Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a difference by being highly supportive to a team of SW and OT practitioners using and developing your own personal skills, values and personal qualities to support these practitioners to develop themselves personally and professionally enabling them to provide a resilient and responsive service which is strength based and focuses on development of independence to our customers.

What will you be doing?

You will work alongside nurse assessors in BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), attending CHC (Continuing Health Care) panel, representing the Local Authority in joined up decision making. Advocating for service users and ensuring eligibility of CHC funding domains are met. Having a sound understanding of the 12 CHC care domains and ensuring a thorough and comprehensive assessment of needs is completed. Opportunities for joined up working, thinking more broadly, presenting cases at CHC panel or joint funding panel, and will require autonomous decision making backed with evidence are all crucial elements to this role.

Our Central Team is a large generic adult social care team one of three teams in South Glos. That has approximately 40 staff and covers two South Glos. Localities. The team has many functions and is home to the CHC team which is a small group of SW staff who manage the CHC assessments for all of the three locality teams. As CHC SP you will work collaboratively with partner agencies Sirona and the CCG in ensuring that thorough CHC assessments take place jointly and will be responsible for the direct line management and supervision of SW staff within the CHC team.

Your role will include coordinating and allocating work and authorising assessments and plans completed by staff.

You will be a member of the Central management team which includes a Team Manager and a number of SW and OT Senior Practitioners.

You will provide advice and support to all team members.

You will support staff with managing complex cases taking account of levels of risk, issues of mental capacity and DOLS as required.

You will be balancing competing priorities and ensuring effective prioritisation and allocation of work, using the most appropriate resources.

You will be ensuring good quality assessments, care planning and intervention are completed meeting statutory requirements and within a strength based way.

What we need from you

You will hold a professional social work qualification and be SWE registered.
You will demonstrate specialist up to date knowledge of the service area and relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice including equalities.
You will have proven ability to supervise and allocate work
You will have excellent organisation skills and the experience of managing complex cases
You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
• We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.??
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

Please contact Lisa Williams, Team Manager, Central Team lisa.williams@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 865582) if you have any questions or wish to discuss the role.

Closing Date: 25 October 2020
Interview Date: 28 October 2020

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