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Senior Practitioner – Resilience Service

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/02/2019 23:59
£35,229 - £38,052
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Employment Location:
Council Office, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

New and exciting opportunities have arisen within The Resilience Service, working in ‘The Home to Decide’ and ‘Next Step to Decide’ teams. We are recruiting for this new and dynamic service to start on the 1st April 2019.
You will be working with South Gloucestershire residents, to return home from hospital and help decide what steps to take to enable independent living. This strength based, highly driven and motivated team, will facilitate timely discharges, person centred care, provide short term enablement and promote independence.

The role of the team is to provide direct care 7 days a week, 365 days a year, across all 6 clusters in the county. You will be working closely within a team of service co-ordinators, Social workers, Occupational Therapists, Commissioning Officers, Business support workers and Rapid Responders.
The teams are recruiting for highly motivated, proactive and dedicated team members to join us.

The Resilience Service is an umbrella service for the Rapid Response Team, Home to Decide Team and Next Steps to Decide service (Alexandra Way). The service aims to reduce risk, and meet the council’s duty of care in the event of the market not being able to meet demand for domiciliary or residential care. Its secondary aims are to reduce hospital discharge delays attributable to social care and to reduce the number of hospital discharges that result in residential care.

The role of the Senior Practitioner will provide support and supervision to Social Worker, Occupational Therapy staff and other associated staff in relation to social care assessments, support plans, service delivery and safeguarding, practice and decision making.

You will also assist the Team Manager in the day to day management of the team including prioritisation and allocation of work. On occasion you may be required to deputise for the Team Manager, with support from other Team Managers.

A key role will be ensuring agreed performance and quality standards are achieved across the team and in ensuring working practices meet statutory and local requirements that optimise outcomes for service users. You may also be required to chair strategy and review meetings.

You will maintain and promote effective partnerships with relevant agencies to achieve best outcomes for service users, this may involve assisting in developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures.

This is a full-time post of 37 hours, however, alternative hours can be discussed.

In return for your commitment and hard work the council offers great benefits which include:
• Local government pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Annual salary reviews
• Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time
• Child care vouchers and much more….

Main duties may include but are not exclusive to:

• To supervise and/or assist in the management and motivation of a team of staff, giving guidance, advice and feedback as appropriate.

• Using specialist knowledge and expertise to provide a high level of support and supervision, proving advice and guidance to colleagues ensuring case work decisions are made in accordance with agreed procedures and professional standards.

• Take a lead in a specialist area of work or service or service development. Undertake specialist or complex casework where appropriate.

• Within the relevant service area ensure that cases are managed within accordance with the Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people.

• Contribute to the development of services, the meeting of targets and the identification and facilitation of changes of direction ensuring that work is delivered on schedule.

• Ensure records are kept in accordance with professional standards and prepare and present reports on cases and issues.

This role requires a recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS, OT Diploma and /or degree. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Including, evidence of on-going continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to social care.

For further information, please contact Victoria McCuaig - Senior Practitioner (07887 058514 or Victoria.mccuaig@southglos.gov.uk)

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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