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About the job

Salary: £35,745 - £38,890 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance and £3,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

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!

Our Adult Social Care department have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Practitioner to join their Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub team who work together to protect adults who may be at risk of abuse, harm or neglect.

The MASH aims to improve the responses to safeguarding concerns through stronger links and better information sharing between organisations and agencies to lead to better outcomes for adults.

As part of the safeguarding adult team, you will be required to contribute to the operational delivery of Luton’s Multi Agency Safeguarding Policy and procedures. This will include carrying out initial safeguarding enquiries in relation to safeguarding concerns receive, evaluating and analysing the information gathered.

You will be expected to be able to cover for your line manager on occasion and to also to cover for Advanced Practitioners from other teams if required to do so for a temporary period.

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 Telecare.

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.

Interviews will be held on 7th October 2021.

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 with the option to buy up to 20 days
- 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

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.