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Senior Practice Officer (Transforming Care)

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£38,890 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Bulwell Riverside, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8QJ 

Reference:CA1562 

Closing date:08 March 2021 at midnight 


Senior Practice Officer (Children’s) – Transforming Care
Contract: 12 months
 
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
      
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
         
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
             
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
       
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
         
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview. 
           
Job Purpose:
The Senior Practice Officer will co-ordinate a multi-agency discharge pathway for children who are part of the Transforming Care Programme, and will work alongside the Whole Life Disability Team Managers, Nottinghamshire CCG and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust to ensure timely discharge from hospital is achieved. They will also act as point of contact for the Local Authority, for placements at risk of breakdown or where an alternative care pathway needs to be identified.
         
The main duties of the post will include working directly with the families of children with Autism/ASD, and significant additional mental health needs. It will involve working with children currently in hospital settings, as well as those at risk of hospital admission, with a wider remit of children with Autism/ASD who are impacted significantly by their mental health.
         
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direct support to children and families, and advice, guidance and training support to agencies involved with them, to provide a clear and co-ordinated package of support. There will be an emphasis on inter-agency working, with a duty to highlight and recommend ways in which services can be offered.
         
How to Apply:
Please ensure your personal statement addresses the points in the Person Specification, and provide examples of how you meet these criteria.
                 
Essential Requirements
• Appropriate professional qualification e.g. CQSW, DipSW, CSS, OT or Nursing degree, as well as relevant professional registration;
• Thorough understanding of the best social work practice and recent research in respect to disabled children and children with mental health difficulties;
• Understanding and ability to apply national and local priorities, drivers and legislation to facilitate continued government visions for change in social care;
• Ability to work effectively with children and families as well as a range of agencies and professional and community groups, in order to deliver good outcomes for children and parent/carers.
                            
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
    
For informal enquiries please email asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, quoting vacancy ref CA1562 in the subject line.
         
Useful Information for Applicants:
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.
         
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
            
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
           
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
         
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
              
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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