Advanced Social Work Practitioner

9 August 2020
Full Time
The Piazza, Sherwood Business Park, Little Oak Drive, Annesley, NG15 0DR
Adult Social Care & Health
£35,934 - £40,760 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Social Work Practitioner (ASWP) to join the MASH Adults Team.

The MASH provides an ideal opportunity to work in a unique environment working closely with partner agencies in a modern office accommodation with onsite parking. It also offers an established and supportive culture where you will be able to further develop your expertise in safeguarding to develop your career. You will be joining the team at a pivotal point where processes are being reviewed to develop practice and improve outcomes for those at risk.

We are looking for an ASWP who is able to work as part of a multi-agency team in a fast-paced environment, whilst supporting colleagues to make timely decisions to respond to safeguarding concerns and customer demand. Alongside this, you will provide support, leadership and supervise Social Workers and be a positive role model to your colleagues, partner agencies and the wider support networks for adults at risk of abuse and neglect.

As an ASWP, you will have responsibility for all safeguarding adult referrals and support the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Officers to maintain their practice expertise. You must be able to evidence the skills required to prioritise risk and effectively manage your own case load whilst identifying any issues or concerns that may impact on service delivery and escalate these appropriately to your Team Manager.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A professional Social Work qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience working at Band B or C
  • Best Interest Assessor qualification and/or Approved Mental Health Practitioner
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Excellent customer service and IT skills

You will be able to provide examples of your ability to think and work creatively and create an environment where others are encouraged and supported to explore new ways of working. You will have a thorough working knowledge of the Department’s current adult care strategies and keep up to date with the developments within Adult Social Care & Health & Safeguarding both locally and nationally.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Team Manager Amanda Marsden on 01158042646 or email

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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