As a Senior Practitioner within our Adult Services Integrated Hospital Discharge Service, you will be key to providing support to practitioners at all levels of their career development, utilising your supervisory skills and deputising for the Team Manager in helping support the team to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents, and to meet challenging targets for our residents who find themselves in hospital in Hackney or elsewhere.
You will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding and Delayed Transfers of Care, as well as all other relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adults with long term conditions. You will have a commitment to your own and your supervisee’s social work education and be ready to help develop our Social Work offer through the academy approach.
A commitment to working in an integrated manner with health colleagues both in the team and across the hospital is essential, as well as an understanding of the value of working with the wider multi-disciplinary team such as the Police, Housing, Education and Children’s Services.
We are looking for someone who can make a positive contribution to the work of Adult Services as a whole, and by offering the provision of professional supervision and management of duty systems, allocation of casework and leading on safeguarding as well as managing a caseload.
You will be an enthusiastic proponent of promoting every individual service users independence wherever possible, with a sound understanding of personalisation including use of Direct Payments.
You will need to be a qualified Social Worker and be registered with HCPC. You will also need a good level of post qualification experience within statutory Adult Services.
This role is an opportunity for those who have used their expert knowledge to help guide and assist other staff members, through mentoring, training and offering advice. We strongly encourage applications from experienced senior practitioners and frontline social workers within Adult Services, who are currently not within a line management role but who are wanting to take the next steps in their professional development.
We are recruiting for a number of Senior Practitioner roles which are now established posts within our Integrated Discharge Service.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce. We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 16 February 2020
Interview date: W/C 02 March 2020
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Expiration Date: 16/02/2020