Advanced Social Work Practitioner

8 February 2022
Full Time
Mix of working from home and Sherwood energy Village Sherwood Energy Village, Ollerton, Newark NG22 9FF
Adult Social Care and Health
£39,493 - £44,539 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Complex Lives Team, a friendly, positive and busy County Wide Living Well team. The remit of the team is to undertake work within the Learning Disability and/or Autism Programme to support people to be discharged from long term hospital stays who are subject to the Mental Health Act 1983; people may also be on forensic sections MHA 37/41 and subject to the Ministry of Justice. We also work with our commissioners, health colleagues and the ICB Transforming Care Partnership in preventing hospital admission and supporting with community placement breakdowns. In addition the team supports people with complex mental health needs that require specialist bespoke placements on discharge from hospital.

This opportunity would suit an existing Advanced Social Work Practitioner who wishes to develop their skills and/or experience or equally a band B experienced Social Worker with the skills necessary to complete this role and looking for the opportunity to gain experience (Please note that in accordance with the expectations of the role you will need to be qualified as an AMHP or Practice Educator or BIA).

You will be expected to provide a leadership role within the team. The post requires you to be able to provide structured, positive supervision to social workers and CCOs and providing support in complex case work. You will be responsible for supporting the development of good, evidence-based practice particularly in the key areas of Risk Enablement, Safeguarding, the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection work. You will also take a lead on social work practice issues and on the continuing professional development needs of the social workers and CCOs (SWs) in the team. There will be a requirement to hold a small caseload of complex cases within the team. You will also need to promote a Strength Based Approach which embeds the ethos of promoting independence and wellbeing, whilst balancing risk management. You will actively be involved in case work and provide support not only to the team but also offer advice and guidance to district teams where required around complex discharges.

In return for your commitment, we will provide regular supervision, access to professional development opportunities and support to develop as a lead practitioner and to contribute to the operational and strategic development work of the department. 

Should you need any further information please contact Claire Clark on 01158546072 or at  

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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