Advanced Practitioner - SS03320

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Walsall, West Midlands
Grade 10 - £37,516 - £42,398 per annum, pro-rata to hours worked
11 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
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Advanced Practitioner - Ref: SS03320
Contract: temporary for 12 months
Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Grade 10 - £37,516 - £42,398 per annum, pro-rata to hours worked

A vacancy has arisen in North Locality Adult Social Care Team, for a temporary part time Advanced Practitioner.

This is an exciting time to join Walsall Council’s Adult Social Care Service. As Advanced Practitioner, you will have opportunity to oversee day-to-day operations of our Review and Safeguarding function. You will support the Team to meet its statutory obligations and ensure a timely and proportionate response to safeguarding enquiries and reviews. 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 a 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 an 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.

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

The post holder must have a social work qualification or equivalent and must be registered with Social Work England.

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. 

Internal applicants – please discuss your interest in this post with your line manager, before submitting your application.

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Closing date for applications: 12th March 2021

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