Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11050
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 13:26 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum pro rata + £7,000 MRS per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: Assessment and Review Team (AaRT), Adults Service- Community Assessment Services
Job Family: Supporting – CBG11
Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum pro rata + £7,000 MRS per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent 
Closing Date: 7th October 2022
Interview Date: 17th October 2022

About Us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

About the role:

AaRT supports vulnerable people who have a Learning Disability, an Autistic Spectrum Condition or a Physical Disability.  The roles involve working with them, their carers, providers and other agencies to enable them to achieve independence and fulfil their aspirations. This role offers a great opportunity to make a difference within Central Bedfordshire and for you to find your greatness.
 
You will have responsibility for the delivery of statutory duties commensurate with supporting people within Adult Social Care. You will discharge these duties in a manner that sees customers at the centre of their care and support, along with, demonstrating behaviours that result in the delivery of compassionate, caring, responsive, and proportionate care and support that is of high quality and evidences best value.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing reflective supervision sessions to colleagues, supporting team members with everyday practice queries, chairing meetings and deputising for the Team Manager at a variety of different meetings/ events as required.  
 
Succeed, and you will be part of a varied and dedicated team where flexibility and commitment go a long way. We will give you the chance to develop new skills, progress and support you to find your greatness. At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity. 

What we can offer you;

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
  • Social Work England registration fees paid annually
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
 
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Amanda Babbington, Team Manager, at amanda.babbington@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 4922
 
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at Recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8000.

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Safeguarding:

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at ncs@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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