Advanced Social Work Practitioner

4 September 2019
Adult Social Care
Part Time
Kings Mill Hospital, Boundary Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 4DE
Adult Social Care & Health
11 Sept 2019
£35,934 - £40,760 per annum (pro rata)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed, highly organised and motivated individual to an Advanced Social Work Practitioner Post in the Adult Social Care Assessment Teams at Kings Mill Hospital. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a supportive team in busy, fast paced work environment. This post will provide lots of opportunities for professional development including developing integrated working with a range of health colleagues both within the hospital trust and community services, and the opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills alongside your skills in complex case management.

The post holder will have supervisory responsibility for some of the staff within the team and will be required to hold a small caseload of complex cases alongside this. You will be required to support team managers by attending a range of meetings with health colleagues both related to daily discharge work and to the development of integrated discharge processes. You will need experience of safeguarding adults work and will be required to undertake the safeguarding manager role which will involve joint working with the hospital trusts internal safeguarding team. You will share in the responsibility for managing the high volume of work coming into the team to meet discharge timescales and to maintain Nottinghamshire County Council excellent position with regard to delayed transfers of care.  You will need to have the skills and ability to advise and guide others with the management of their own cases and undertake joint case work when this is required to resolve difficulties that may arise. You will also be required to support team managers in connection with the recruitment and induction of staff and provide opportunities for the continuous professional development of team members. 

The successful candidates will be provided with an induction and relevant training. There is a requirement for this post to hold the BIA or AMHP qualification and to be working as an experienced Band B Social Worker or equivalent. There is also a requirement to work weekends which will equate to 1 weekend every 16 weeks as job share. Enhanced pay will be paid for this.

This is a job share position with a requirement to work Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. 

Interviews will be held at Kings Mill Hospital.

For further information about this post you can contact Claire Atkinson, Team Manager on 01623 622515 extension 4018/4020  or

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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