About us

As somewhere to live, Luton is inspiring and forward thinking. With award winning galleries, beautiful Chiltern views and excellent transport links. Luton has an affordable housing market, with house prices below the national average. The links with London are exceptionally good. In 36 minutes you could be back to London on a direct train. Our offices are close to the train station.

Luton are looking for passionate, agile, dynamic, and creative and inspiring Advanced Practitioner to join our Adult Services division.

About the job

Salary: £36,371 - £39,571 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance (subject to criteria)and £3,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

The Adult Social Care Service exists to help people achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, promoting their wellbeing and independence through both statutory and non-statutory interventions and preventing, reducing or delaying their need for Care and Support.

We have a highly rewarding opportunity within the Community Learning Disability and Autism Team where you will provide professional support, leadership and line management assisting the team to promote the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with a learning disability enabling them to have control over their lives and ensure we comply with the Luton Council and Safeguarding Adults Boards policies and procedures.

The multi disciplinary team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Social Workers, and Social Care Assessors, our range of involvement includes care management, transitions, safeguarding and mental health as well as enabling people to gain independent skills and meaningful employment. We are currently undertaking a number of exciting strengths based approach projects including personal technology, connecting people and asset based community development.

In this vital role, you will provide leadership on risk and safeguarding and professional social work matters and to promote personalised care pathways ensuring choice and control for all eligible individuals.

You will be expected to work with others to influence and shape the local environment, to promote social inclusion and accessibility and ensure that identified needs are understood individually, by locality and fed into strategic commissioning.

About you

This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

We need someone who can successfully motivate and build a team consistently to achieve and exceed personal and team objectives.

Our ideal candidate will be an innovative high achiever who has the ability to demonstrate a high level of competence in Social Work practice, and can communicate effectively across a diverse customer base.

You will have the opportunity to develop on your already existing in depth knowledge and understanding of Social Care legislation and regulations. This would include personalisation, eligibility criteria, rehabilitation and reablement, Safeguarding and MCA, DOLS, Multi-disciplinary complex case work, CQC Care Standards and personal technology.

We do ask that you have a degree or equivalent Social Work qualification, registered with professional body and demonstrable commitment to professional development.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

-  flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
-  24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
-  generous holiday entitlement
-  local government pension with generous employer contribution
-  excellent support and development
-  relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
-  discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
-  Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.