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Advanced Practitioner (Younger Adult’s Team) - Ref: SS02924

Walsall Council
Grade 10
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Social work; Adults - Qualified
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Full time permanent
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Advanced Practitioner - Younger Adult’s Team (2 Posts) - Ref: SS02924
  • Salary: Grade 10 - £42,403 - £47,420
  • Location: Hybrid working - Home and Walsall office based
  • Job Type: Full-time (37 hours per week, Monday - Friday)

Within adult social care we are developing a younger adult’s team in order to provide a robust pathway for our young people in Walsall transitioning from children’s services to adult social care and following the successful recruitment of our younger adults Team Manager, we are looking to recruit 2 Advanced Practitioners who are passionate about providing the best journey for young people coming into adult social care.

The ideal applicants will demonstrate exemplary practice with the ability to act on their own initiative and model strengths-based, person-centred practice as the role involves supporting the team manager with the day-to-day running of the team, staff supervisions, allocation and quality assuring of work and oversight of young people likely to require support from adult social care.

Expectations of the role:
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in children’s services and other partner agencies to plan for young people coming into adult social care.
  • Ensure that the team meets statutory responsibilities and maintains quality practice standards in planning and delivery of services to children and young people.
  • Screening, allocation, quality assurance and oversight of the workload within the team.
  • Oversight and support of safeguarding concerns and enquiries.
  • Provide expertise to staff members in complex situations to support robust assessments, support planning and risk assessments.
  • Supervision of staff to manage performance and support development.
  • Identify learning needs with individuals and the team and promote and lead a culture of development.
  • Supporting strengths-based, creative, and aspirational peer group discussions.
  • Provide duty manager support.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members.
  • Ability to travel out of area in line with the needs of the service.
  • Deputising for the Team Manager.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Relevant degree in Social Work or equivalent, with registration with Social Work England or relevant professional organisation.
  • Post qualifying award (e.g. BIA, AMHP, Practice Educator).
  • Significant post-qualification experience in a statutory social work role.
  • Experience in practice development, staff supervision, coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience of working with children, young people, and families in a multi-agency context.
  • Ability to act on own initiative to analyse information and plan interventions.
  • Commitment to continued professional development within own role and throughout the team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative in complex situations, including legal and court work.

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexibility between remote and office working
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Generous annual leave entitlement up to 34 days
  • Bank holidays plus additional concession day at Christmas

Walsall is committed to the learning and development of all employees and you will receive training, coaching, mentoring and development opportunities.

If you would like to discuss the post in advance of an application, please contact Eve Morris, Group Manager, on 01922 654050 or email

The Adult Social Care teams are working flexibly from home and office based as required, and flexibility and willingness to support across the borough is essential. Our technology platform and equipment are first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

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.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable 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 working with vulnerable adults.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Closing Date: 28 th July 2024

Interviews will be held during week commencing 5 th August 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. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

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