Senior Practitioner - First Point of Contact

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 02/09/2018 23:59
£33,136 - £37,107 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Closing date:
2 Sep
Further Information

This post is a re-advertisement - previous applicants will need to re-apply.

The opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced Social
Worker to join Darlington Borough Council's Adult Social Care Department in the role of Senior Practitioner in the First Point of Contact Team.

As the Senior Practitioner you will be leading a team of Social Workers and Community Assessment Officers within the First Point of Contact Team, providing sound advice, guidance and decision making around managing a variety of different initial contact enquiries into Adult Social Care. As part of the role you will be making decisions about appropriate responses to initial contacts into Adult Social Care, such as requests for assessments of need, enquiries regarding safeguarding issues, advice and information about local services, and responding to urgent or crisis situations.

You will have opportunities to provide supervision to both social workers and community assessment officers, offering support to staff, deputising for the Team Manager, and supporting in the development of the service. You will need to have an excellent understanding of the Care Act 2014, as well as other relevant legislation, to be able to analyse information, access and manage risk and have sound decision making skills.

We are looking for someone who would embrace the challenge of breaking down the barriers that prevent independent living. We are looking for someone who has passion and vision, who will harness multi-agency working, with a commitment to partnership working between Adult Health & Social Care and service users and their families.

This is an excellent opportunity, not only for individual development, but to be part of a very proactive and forward thinking team who will play a key part in terms of providing a first class response to those who make contact with Adult Social Care.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Phil Jones, Team Manager on 01325 406167.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.