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Senior Practitioner - Social Work

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

Closing date: Sunday December 2022
Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Breen – Operations Manager on 01323 747333 or email Emma Breen Emma.Breen@eastsussex.gov.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Permanent Full time Senior Practitioner (Qualified Social Worker) to join the NST Eastbourne and South Wealden Neighbourhood Support Team. 

This role will comprise of 3 days a week on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday working within the NST team and as part of a new collaborative working arrangement, you will spend two days per week working within the Safeguarding Hub in Health and Social Care Connect (Monday and Friday, Office based at St Marys House, Eastbourne)

You will be part of a busy, dynamic and established team.  Your role will be primarily to join the Senior Practitioner Duty Safeguarding rota within the NST team.  This role is an excellent opportunity to develop and practice your Safeguarding skills to encourage a holistic, person-centred approach which is at the heart of what we do.  Safeguarding Adults is a major part of the role, where you will be risk assessing initial concerns and overseeing the management of safeguarding enquires, fostering an outcomes approach to Safeguarding work. 

Monday and Friday you will be working with our HSCC colleagues offering oversight for more complex cases, liaising with other teams/LADO and assisting with triage when required.

This is a fast paced, exciting role, for a practitioner who has a specific interest in Safeguarding work, and you will bring to the role an excellent ability to communicate, manage change effectively and demonstrate your ability to be resilient under pressure.

The Senior Practitioner will have an opportunity within the NST team to provide supervision to Social Workers and Resource Officers, managerial oversight of complex case work where required whilst striving to provide positive outcomes for people with assessed care and support needs. 

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of Safeguarding experience and an ability to work independently and part of a team. You should have in depth experience of risk assessment, complex case management work, and have a good knowledge base and understanding of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures.

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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/2733/29074

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £42,725 - £45,799 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 11/12/2022

  • 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