Advanced Social Work Practitioner

25 February 2024
Fixed Term
Full Time
14 months
Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NR.
Adult Social Care and Health
£41,418 - £46,464 per annum

A full time Advanced Social Work Practitioner post has arisen in the Learning Disability Specialism for the Living Well Broxtowe team. The post is to cover a secondment and is fixed term until March 2025.

Experience of working with people with Learning Disability and or Autism is desirable but not essential. This is an opportunity for Social Workers who wish to develop their career in an interesting and challenging specialism.

You will be responsible for identifying individual needs and the initiation and coordination of a range of outcomes to meet them. You will also undertake Safeguarding investigations and Court of Protection Work. Using strengths-based approaches you will promote the principles of choice and control, personalisation, and self-directed support to ensure that where possible people and their care givers can assess and manage their own needs, risks, and uncertainties.  

You will work with other Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Community Care Officers in a fast paced, supportive team. Good organisational skills and the ability to manage a case load of mixed priority work is essential.

In return for your commitment, we will provide a supportive team environment with access to professional development opportunities. You will receive regular supervision, both formally and informally and be supported to attend training to progress your career and meet your continued professional development.

You must have a Social Work Qualification and be registered by Social Work England. You will either be an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP), a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) or Practice Educator. You must have knowledge and experience of safeguarding adult’s work within multi-agency procedures and experience of staff supervision, training, and development. You will have a full driver’s licence and the use of a car for work (a taxi service will be provided where disability precludes this).

For an informal conversation about the post please contact Stacey Johnson - 0115 9773508


This post is also available as a secondment opportunity to existing Nottinghamshire County Council employees. You must seek approval from your line manager before applying.
Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and 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.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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