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Senior Independence and Wellbeing Practitioner

Suffolk County Council
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  • £25,991 pro rata for part time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Closing date: 13 May 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Mildenhall Team as a Senior Independence Wellbeing Practitioner, working from Mildenhall.

Do you have recent experience of working with adults who require care and support?
Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of adults living in Suffolk?

Your role will include:

  • undertaking assessments under the Care Act 2014 to identify if an individual requires care and support from Adult Care Services
  • completing social care reviews of care commissioned by ACS and or coordinated by the customers themselves via use of Direct Payments
  • assessments of carers to support them in their role and to prevent where possible undue stress upon them and breakdown of their invaluable role to those they care for
  • coordinating customer's care and support needs who are allocated to you as the named practitioner, ensuring the customer is at the centre of identifying how they wish to accomplish their care and support outcomes and or applying best interests under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to those customers who are unable to decision make for themselves
  • being highly motivated and proactive both to customers requiring a service and as a team member too.

The Mildenhall Team is a well-established social care team that additionally is fully integrated with health colleagues in Mildenhall, Lakenheath, Brandon, and Newmarket. Integration reflects coming together of both health and social care services and expertise, so we can learn from one another and support one another too.

As a team member you will be line managed by an experienced senior member of the team to ensure you have a full induction to the role and you are well supported and encouraged to reach your full potential. Appropriate training will be accessed for you to attend, in addition to having ample opportunity of networking with and shadowing experienced team members and other professionals too. Support is at the core to of the Mildenhall team to ensure you succeed and our customers continue to receive a good quality service.

It is expected you will have a degree of good understanding of the Care Act 2014 and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how to apply both to practice for example: Adult Safeguarding and Best Interests.

You will be responsible for undertaking of good quality assessments, ensuring customers and carers experience a positive journey with you and overall, the team. Demonstrating good interpersonal skills is imperative to role, in addition to accountability and being proactive to both customers who you work with and to your colleagues and the team too. Application of the signs of safety model is encouraged in your role too.

You will need:

  • experience of working with adults who have required your intervention to support them at times of need
  • experience of undertaking strength-based assessments and planning care and support interventions
  • experience of working in a team and demonstrating commitment to integrated working with other professionals.

The team strives to ensure the demographic of those who may require a service from the Mildenhall Team is a positive experience and one that reflects working in partnership with customers, their carers and other professionals too. The team is committed to ensuring the customer is at the centre of their care and that experience of a service from the Mildenhall Team is always compassionate and professional.

The team culture is a supportive one, open and communicative and one that reflects a true sense of working together. The team appreciates wind down time together and humour too.

You will be welcomed into the team, supported to settle, and fully encouraged to be the best practitioner that you can be. You will experience a close and cohesive team that reflects what it is to be in a safe and supportive team. Your opinions will be encouraged regarding how the team operates and functions both at a strategic level and practice level.

Frequent Travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Karen Hansell, Team Manager on 01473 265032 or email Karen.hansell@suffolk.gov.uk

For more information and to apply, please follow this link. 

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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