Advanced Practitioner – Whole Life Disability

21 September 2022
£39,571 - £41,591 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

About the role:

The Whole Life Disability Programme supports citizens with physical and learning disabilities from childhood right through to adulthood to ensure a smooth transition between services. The team works closely with Health colleagues to commission and support citizens in a range of services including community support, residential and hospital settings.

Children’s Social Workers work citywide across Nottingham, to provide support to children and young people (and their families) who are identified with a disability. They carry out assessments and reviews and then implement care and support according to their assessed needs and in line with current legislation. Children’s Social Workers can also deal with Safeguarding concerns and work closely with other practitioners and teams on Child Protection plans where necessary.

Advanced Practitioners are expected to have completed their ASYE or equivalent, carry a full and complex caseload, and undertake child protection investigations, acting as the Lead Safeguarding Professional. They will be dedicated, highly experienced social workers with a strong background in children’s services.

The post holder will deliver high quality child care services across a range of  Children’s Integrated Service responsibilities to children in need, children in care and their families, carrying a full  caseload of the most complex cases. Support and guidance will be provided in line with the Children’s Integrated Services Supervision Policy, and Advanced Practitioners are expected to provide mentoring for less experienced social workers and unqualified colleagues as agreed. 

Hours of work:

Full Time , Hours per week – 37

How to apply:

To apply visit EMSS Jobsite – East Midlands Shared Services

Employee benefits:

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!