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Advanced Practitioner - Ref: SS02124

Walsall Council
Grade 10 SCP 34-39 42,403 - 47,420 (pay award pending)
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Advanced Practitioner - Ref: SS02124
Salary: G10 £42,403 - £47,420 (pay award pending)
Contract: Full time, permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Mental Health Team. The ideal candidate will already have demonstrated competence with supporting staff and a commitment to their continued professional development with a post qualifying qualification as a BIA, Practice Educator or AMHP. Your role would be to support the Team Manager to deliver the day to day practice of the team and improve outcomes for Adults in Walsall whilst ensuring that all staff operate in a manner consistent with legislation, the Councils policies, Service specific standards and the Social Work England Code of Practice and facilitate practice improvement and development within the team with professional mentoring to drive up quality standards through high quality consistent reflective supervision and appraisal for a small group of staff; including professional mentoring to drive up quality standards.

We have a great opportunity for an Advanced Practitioner to compliment our existing Walsall Council’s Adult Mental Health Team.

About us

Our dynamic and welcoming team work with adults with a range of mental health diagnoses, autism and learning difficulties, their carers and families. We support people from age 18 years onwards and work closely with our health colleagues to make a difference.

The team is made up of a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers, Social Care Facilitators, Mental Health Support Workers with a wealth of experience amongst us.

We undertake assessments, support planning and reviews under the Care Act 2014 and s117 aftercare arrangements working closely with Health partners, Commissioners, and other external agencies to provide an holistic approach to supporting individuals.

We work to a strengths-based and risk enabling model to achieve great outcomes and independence for the people we support.

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional, to help shape and deliver our service ideally qualified as an AMHP, BIA or Practice Educator with experience of supervising and supporting staff.

The successful applicant will be ready to support the Team Manager to deliver the day to day oversight and support of the team, and to improve outcomes for the adults of Walsall known to our team. You will be responsible for supporting staff to deliver the best outcomes, while ensuring they operate in a manner consistent with legislation, the council's policies, service specific standards and the Social Work England Code of Practice.

You will contribute and facilitate practice improvement and development within the team to
  • deliver strengths-based assessments,
  • support planning and reviews under the Care Act 2014,
  • S117 aftercare arrangements,
  • Risk Assessments
  • Mental Capacity Assessments; and
  • Adult Safeguarding Enquiries.

You will be confident in setting the standards for Social Work practice and approaches to assessment, be able to demonstrate dynamic problem solving, by leading and developing the behaviours of team members. The right person will possess a ‘can do’ approach that is focused on continuous professional improvement and is measured by improved outcomes for the people of Walsall.

If you want to build on your experience in this rewarding area of adult social care, then this role is for you.

What we offer

In return, we offer a supportive environment, where every level of the organisation is committed to ongoing practice development. We are committed to improving outcomes for citizens and your continued professional development.

These posts are covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

If you would like to discuss further for an informal chat please contact Vicky Handley, Team Manager on 07766 504034 or email

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: Sunday 14th July 2024.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

For this role the successful candidate must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identify and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central governments and local authorities. A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

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. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for this role.

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