Assistant Practitioner 38033 SSPE

Norfolk County Council
Great Yarmouth
£20,000 - £24,999
08 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Practitioner 38033 SSPE

Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth

£23,866 - £25,463 per annum

37 hours per week

Fixed term contract for 12 months

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Assistant Practitioner to be part of an existing County Team until December 2019.

Our new team has been set up as a short-term strategy to support Adult Social Services to address the current levels of unallocated work and overdue reviews across our 5 Community care teams. The team is addressing this work over a fixed term 24-month period whilst new Social work capacity comes on stream and our Living Well: 3 Conversations approach helps us to build a sustainable model going forward.

You will have some experience in the Health or Social Care sector, have a good standard of education and be committed to working in a person-centred way.

You will be centrally managed but based alongside Social Workers and Occupational Therapists within a Locality team working with older people, carers and working age adults with a physical disability. You will have a large geographical area to cover so a willingness to travel is essential. This post will be based in the east of the county but will require travel to neighbouring areas.

In this role you will be taking a strength-based approach to working with people, linking them with community resources in the first instance and in some instances carrying out Care Act Assessments. You will work closely with the Occupational Therapists in your team and receive training to provide low level equipment. You will need a ‘Can do’ attitude and be capable of working independently as well as part of a team.

You will have good listening skills, be flexible and adaptable to new ways of working and be committed to supporting people to maintain their independence in their own homes.

We will expect excellent performance from you but will offer a strong induction, the opportunity to learn new skills and a supportive working environment.

For informal discussion please contact Jo Britton, Business Lead Promoting Independence (Older Person's workstream) on 01692 502210 or Tom Smith, Team Manager (Occupational Therapist) on 01603 222330.

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Please quote job reference: 38033 SSPE

Closing date: 23 December 2018