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About The Role

Job Title: Senior Practitioner
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Hours:  37
Salary: £38,223 - £42,403
Closing date:16/04/2024
Interview: TBC

The role
Working in Adult Social Care you will make a real difference to people’s lives every day. We have gathered everything you need to enable you to make defensible decisions in a supported environment. If you are looking for a challenge which offers innovative work and the opportunity to work autonomously, safe in the knowledge that you are fully supported by a committed workforce we want to hear from you.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner to work in our teams. You will hold a small caseload and will be are supported to make evidence based decisions, working as part of the locality management team to support performance and lead practice.

What will you be doing?
You will have scope to practice alongside a variety of customer groups and a whole spectrum of people with health and social care needs, such as mental health, learning disability, physical disability, frailty and Safeguarding.  We will also support you to build and develop identified specialisms and maintain your professional development.
You may already have supervisory experience and are looking to make the next step. If you are a qualified social worker with relevant experience of Strength Based working under the Care Act 2014 and registered with Social Work England, we would be keen to hear from you. 
You will need a strong commitment to personalised and outcome focussed practice, with a sound knowledge base about adult social work, strong interpersonal and organisational skills, a developed understanding of social care practice, legislation and knowledge of incorporating community assets into service provision.
Herefordshire is a rural county and the ability to travel is essential to the post. 

About You
As a Senior Practitioner you will be:
Registered with Social Work England.
Hold a Social Work qualification. 
At least 3 years post qualified experience in Adult Social Care. 
Experienced in line management and supervision.
Experienced in undertaking person centred, asset based, outcome focused assessment, care management and review. 

Please contact: [email protected] for an informal discussion about this role. 

We Offer
A competitive salary, holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
Starting Salary of £38,223 - £42,403 (plus £3,000 welcome payment).
Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
Career progression: clear pathways to progress
Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum with line manager approval.
Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
Payment of professional membership fees
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 

Why Choose Us?
You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.
One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures. 
To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: 

Reasonable Adjustments
Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: [email protected]

Creating an inclusive workplace
Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.
Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here. 

How to apply
To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role Be sure to include reference to the job description and person specification!. If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity.
All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.

Stronger Together, Building brighter futures

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