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Children's Social Worker Level 2 and Level 3

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Lead Practitioner - Older People

Organisation:LCC 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£44,607 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield , Leicestershire , LE3 8SR 

Reference:AC0199 

Closing date:24 July 2017 at midnight 


Working in Adult Social Care
At Leicestershire County Council, we want our Community Support Workers, Social Workers, Adult Mental Health Practitioners  (AMHP) & Best Interest Assessors (BIA) to feel empowered and confident in using their skills to support vulnerable people, carers and families.
We want you to bring and use your knowledge to enrich the lives of the people who live in Leicestershire, meeting the demand for service with quality, diversity and enthusiasm.
We are hugely committed to improving the lives of vulnerable people and families, but also the lives of our workers. We want you to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, placing continual learning and development within your chosen role as a main priority.
With the implementation of a new strategy Adult social care in Leicestershire is changing; our focus is  to promote, maintain and enhance people’s independence so that they are healthier, stronger, more resilient and less reliant on formal social care services. We are focused on working collaboratively with key partner organisations and providing a locality integrated service offer with GP practices and community health services.
We have invested in Lead Practitioners who are responsible for providing leadership to and support for social care workers to improve the quality of social care practice;  working with management and alongside social care practitioners to identify opportunities to improve adult social care delivery.
We are highly ambitious and seek people with skills and experience in Adult Social care, qualified Social Workers, AMHPs and BIAs who share our drive and passion for delivering the highest quality assessment and support to service users, carers and families and will welcome the opportunity to work with a department that is investing in care pathway improvements and transformational developments.
Leicestershire County Council is implementing a Workforce Strategy which will help to ensure that the workforce is confident and equipped to drive the cultural and practice changes required by the Adult Social Care Strategy and the Sustainable Transformation Programme. 
Benefits of working with Leicestershire County Council
  •  Annual Leave 24 to 32 days leave a year (32 days achieved after 5 years continuous service)
  •  8 public holidays a year
  •  Access to well-regarded training and development opportunities
  •  ASYE (as soon as possible after start of contract for all Newly Qualified Social Workers)
  •  Access to continuous professional development
  •  Social work progression scheme after 1 year, 2 years and 3 years
  •  3 years post qualification, opportunity to specialize i.e. AMHP, Best Interests Assessor, Safeguarding (regulated services), Practice Educator
  • Management and leadership opportunities
  • Leicestershire County Council has been named the top Local Authority in Stonewall’s 2017 list of most inclusive employers
  •  Working groups for LGBT staff, disabled workers, carers and a black workers group
  •  Flexible working
  •  Supervision framework, evidenced alongside professional capabilities framework
Salary Range £44,607 – £49,354
As part of our new structure going forward we have developed 4 Lead Practitioner roles covering; Learning disability, Older people, Mental Health and Adults safeguarding. This role covers Older people and you will work on practice improvement focusing on best practice for older people – changing the way we work in our new structure, developing innovative responses to legislative and policy requirements, working closely with the commissioners within the Department and leading on your specialist area to promote engagement with Older people and their carers in line with our Adult Social care strategy.
You will be part of the new Lead practitioner team, working on a core set of objectives and specialist areas. You will be supervised and supported by the West Locality Assistant Director to deliver high quality outcomes for Older People living in Leicestershire.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Qualifications
Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification e.g. Certificate of Qualification in Social Work or DipSW
Or
Equivalent professional qualification
Or
Equivalent operational experience and practice in Social care practice
Further qualifications in social work and related areas (e.g. Approved Mental Health Professional, Best Interest Assessor, Postgraduate studies)
 Experience
• Significant and successful experience of service delivery in a social care or health organisation
• Good level of management or supervision experience
• Successfully initiating and implementing change
• Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
• Dealing with a breadth of issues and complex situations
• Extensive experience of multiagency, multidisciplinary and/or partnership working
• Quality assurance and customer care
• Policy development
• Managing a multi-disciplinary team
• Managing budgets
• Performance improvement
• Effective business planning

This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Peter Davis Assistant Director, Care Pathway – West Tel: 0116 3057752 Email: Peter.Davis@leics.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk
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Benefits of working with Leicestershire County Council

 

·                         Annual Leave 24 to 32 days leave a year (32 days achieved after 5 years continuous service)

·                         8 public holidays a year

·                         Access to well-regarded training and development opportunities

·                         ASYE (as soon as possible after start of contract for all Newly Qualified Social Workers)

·                         Access to continuous professional development

·                         Social work progression scheme after 1 year, 2 years and 3 years

·                         3 years post qualification, opportunity to specialize i.e. AMHP, Best Interests Assessor, Safeguarding (regulated services), Practice Educator

·                         Management and leadership opportunities

·                         Leicestershire County Council has been named the top Local Authority in Stonewall’s 2017 list of most inclusive employers

·                         Working groups for LGBT staff, disabled workers, carers and a black workers group

·                         Flexible working

·                         Supervision framework, evidenced alongside professional capabilities framework



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