Advanced Practitioner - SS02921
North Locality Adult Social Care Team
Advanced Practitioner (North Locality Adult Team) - Ref: SS02921
Contract: Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: Grade 10: £37890 - £42821 per annum
A vacancy has arisen in North Locality Adult Team, for a permanent full time Advanced Practitioner as a result of the promotion of the previous post-holder.
This is an exciting time to join Walsall Council’s Adult Social Care Service. As Advanced Practitioner, you will oversee day-to-day operations and undertake screening and allocation of work including safeguarding. You will ensure a timely and proportionate response to requests for Care Act Assessments and reviews including oversight of referrals for Occupational Therapy intervention. You will be required to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and related legislative frameworks.
We are particularly looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional to join our team to help shape and deliver our services, and contribute to the development of a model of best practice. In order to do so, you will be supported by a strong leadership Team and committed Team of Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers, Social Care Facilitators and Occupational Therapy staff.
The successful candidate will be an experienced registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist, who, with oversight and support from the Team Manager will champion and develop best practice within your area of responsibility.
The successful candidate will have sound practice skills, safeguarding knowledge and a proven track record of professional development. In addition you must hold a post qualifying award as AMHP, BIA or Practice Educator (stages 1 & 2). You will also be committed to the ongoing development of the Adult Social Care wider workforce.
In return, we offer a supportive environment, where despite significant budget pressures; every level of the organisation is committed to ongoing practice development. We are committed to improving outcomes for service users and your continued professional development. The successful applicant must be registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England.
These posts are covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.
Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for this post.
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2021