About the job

Salary:£36,371 - £39,571 a year pro rata, plus £963 essential car user allowance (subject to criteria)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 the Therapies & Assistive Technology team where 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.

In this vital role, you will support the operational manager to manage the Therapies & Assistive Technology team and contribute to the effective leadership, quality assurance, risk management and safeguarding matters, supporting the senior management team in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care through collaboration with stakeholders and partners across the system.

Your role will be divided into two main areas; supporting management of the Sensory Services Team, and leading on Moving and Handling within the Therapies Department.

You will also be required 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.

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) 
  • 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

Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day!

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.