Lead Practitioners (MASH and Hospitals) – Adult Social
About Barnet Council
Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town centres, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.
As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.
About Adult Social Care
Barnet Council is an exciting and innovative place to be, and here in Adult Social Care we are committed to the work we do and the difference we make to residents of Barnet every single day, month and year.
We take a strengths-based approach, focused on what people can do and seeing the whole person. Our staff are dedicated, caring, knowledgeable and committed to supporting our residents to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. We are a diverse multi-disciplinary workforce with wide ranging skills and a can-do attitude.
We encourage staff to be empowered in making changes and initiate actions that improve our services. Ultimately, we should all be happy for our friends and family to receive the services we deliver and commission, and so that is where our focus always lies.
About the role
Lead practitioners are a crucial part of our service, working closely with the team managers to provide clear and responsive practice leadership and supervision, and promote the highest professional standards in social care/ occupational therapy practice.
You will promote a culture of continuous development and professional development of staff and students across adult social care to enhance the quality of practice and staff wellbeing.
You will be expected to undertake assessments and care and support planning in line with Care Act duties, and to safeguard adults and carers at risk of harm and promote Making Safeguarding Personal principles and their wellbeing.
We are currently recruiting for two specific roles:
- In the adults MASH you will focus on assessing concerns as they come into the team, quickly understanding what the individual wants to happen and making decisions about how to proceed. This is fast-paced work in a well-resourced team focusing on older adults and those with physical disabilities. You will link with colleagues in learning disabilities and mental health to ensure we develop a consistent approach to safeguarding across the whole of adult social care.
- In hospitals and health, you will manage a team of practitioners focused on supporting safe and timely discharges from hospital. Through the integrated discharge team, we have excellent relationships with our health partners. Again, this work is fast-paced and will also pick up other elements including reviewing post-discharge to ensure we focus on enablement and then person-centred, strength-based support planning.
- You will be expected to have good knowledge of key legislation in safeguarding and sound practice experience to lead and support practitioners with complex meetings, working collaboratively with all stakeholders.
- Extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of delivering high quality and cost-effective services for service users.
- Proven depth and breadth of professional experience in case management, handling complex cases in a highly professional and effective manner.
- Ability to communicate complex issues to individuals, carers and other stakeholders, in an effective and clear style.
What we offer
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Employee well- being training programs
- Supportive and visible leadership and tools and processes
- Note – given the current restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic all staff are predominantly working from home with visits still being taken as necessary. There are currently regular (though optional) opportunities to meet colleagues at the Covid secure offices in Colindale.
How to apply
Please click on the apply button on our website where you will be able to view the full job description and person specification and apply for the role. If you would like any further information about the role please contact Asc.Training@Barnet.gov.uk
If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.