Senior Practitioner

Rise Recruitment Ltd
Up to £10,000
01 Dec 2020
07 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Purpose of the role

The Senior Practitioner will support the Service Manager to ensure the delivery of high quality of service to service users and in the absence of the Service Manager will maintain the running and continuity of the service.

The Senior Practitioner will work with the Service Manager to ensure that agreed staffing levels are maintained within the team and that work plans/rotas are in place and are updated to meet the changing needs of service users.

The post holder will also support the Service Manager in ensuring practice observations are carried out on staff, service user feedback on service delivery is systematically and regularly obtained and reviewed and that audits of Support Plans completed by Coordinators have been completed to ensure the required standards of Support Planning are met.

The post holder when on duty in the absence of the Service Manager will maintain an overview and ensure the day to day running of the service provided by the team and will take decisions required to ensure its continuity and effectiveness. This will include responding to requests for advice from staff through the Out-of-Hours Duty System.

Main responsibilities
  • To deliver care and support to service users in line with their individual Support Plan
  • To work effectively as a Team Member
  • To carry out the duties of a Support Planner for named service users
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records as specified within each service

To support the performance of members of the staff team including
  • To provide support and feedback to the staff members on their social care practice.
  • In the absence of the Service Manager, to make necessary adjustments to cover absence within the team, in line with the policies and procedures of the organisation.
  • In conjunction with the Service Manager to construct staff rotas as required.
  • In conjunction with the Service Manager to construct staff rotas as required.

To guide and support staff undertaking tasks related to the physical, social and emotional needs of service users,
  • Ensuring that they are aware that their performance must meet National Care Standards, organisational policies and procedures and the CQC Codes of Practice.
  • To support HCA’s and Coordinators to develop their Support Planning skills and written communication in relation to service users’ needs ensuring their written records are maintained in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • To support staff to prepare and present reports for service users reviews and attend and participate in case conferences/reviews liaising with other staff disciplines as appropriate.

Contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and development of the services provided
  • To promote communication about care practice issues between social care staff and senior managers.
  • To regularly monitor and evaluate Support Plans including the Health & Medication file to ensure that they meet the agreed standards for British Red Cross and CQC.
  • To ensure service user feedback is sought by the team on a regular basis through holding meetings with individual and groups of service users supported by the team and through use of feedback questionnaires
  • To work with the Service Manager to incorporate constructive feedback and suggestions into the team’s practice.
  • To participate in shaping and implementing change in services and systems in line with current thinking and good practice guidance.
  • With the Service Manager, to participate in and assist in the development of staff training in conjunction with Learning and Development