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About the job

Salary: £34,788 - £37,849 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance and £3,500 market supplement

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Our Adult Social Care department are looking for an Advanced Practitioner to join their Community Team 2 to provide professional support, leadership and line management to qualified and some unqualified social workers and other staff.

You will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team to help make a difference to lives.

This role will need you to be able to provide leadership on risk and safeguarding social worker matters and to promote personalised care pathways ensuring choice and control for all eligible individuals. This is a highly rewarding role where you will be working with others to influence and shape the local environment to promote social inclusions and accessibility.

About you

Do you have post qualifying experience including in depth experience of complex casework with different adult groups? Are you able to manage people and motivate them? If yes, this is the role for you!

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 is able to demonstrate a high level of competence in Social Work practice. You’ll need to be able to 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 Telecare.

We do ask that you have a degree or equivalent in Social Work and registered with HCPC.

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

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

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)

• half price season ticket on Thameslink train line

• 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