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Senior Practitioner

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Hybrid working – a mix of home and office based
Closing date: Sunday 18 December 2022
Interview date: TBC

If you are interested, please call Sean McDonough, Practice Manager, for an informal chat on 01323 747117 – we’d love to hear from you!

Do you want to help improve the quality of life for adults with learning disabilities? 

If you do, then you could find working as a Senior Practitioner in our Community Learning Disability Team really rewarding.

We are looking to recruit two Senior Practitioners to join East Sussex County Council’s Learning Disability Service.  Our staff in this Service work with adults with learning disabilities, their families and carers, and contribute to making a positive impact to their lives.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will provide advice and guidance to our staff, through daily support and regular supervision. An essential part of the role focuses on the development of our workforce, through identifying training and opportunities.  You will also work closely with our health colleagues and key partner agencies, and oversee enquiries relating to Safeguarding.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have excellent communication skills
  • are committed to training and personal development
  • are able to meet the travel requirements of the post 
  • have, or would be willing to obtain, a Social Work qualification

Our flexible working arrangements allow for a mix of being home and office based throughout the week. We currently have vacancies based at The Bellbrook Centre in Uckfield and at Cavendish House in Hastings. You will also need to be able to travel across the county to visit clients.

East Sussex County Council is committed to providing you with the support and professional development to make the most of your skills and with the opportunity for career progression.

This role provides you with the opportunity to help others live their lives to the full.


Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/198701/27861

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Uckfield

  • Salary
  • £40,800 - £43,874 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 18/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Social Work - Adults