Advanced Practitioner

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£34,500 - £46,700 per annum
05 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in. Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate. We have strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carer’s and we work closely with our community and health colleagues to improve people’s lives.

The Role:

We are looking for Advanced Practitioner Social Workers to join our Adults, Complex Team. Supporting the Team Manager, this role will be responsible for providing professional support and direction to social care staff in the Integrated Health and Social Care Team. There will also be a reduced case load. You will play a vital role in promoting quality, best practice and person-centred care in the service provision for Adults with physical disabilities and Older People in the Borough. There will also be a cross-over with mental health and other areas of social work.

Please refer to the Job Description for further information on the role.

About You:

As an Advanced Practitioner, you will need:

  • A recognised Social Worker qualification.
  • Relevant professional registration (Social Work England).
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults and/or children within a health and social care setting.
  • Experience of providing staff or student supervision.

Role Requirements:

The Advanced Practitioner role will involve:

  • Providing professional support, leadership and supervision to staff that form part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Provide leadership on risk and safeguarding and professional social work matters. 
  • Working with others to influence and shape the local environment, to promote social inclusion and accessibility and ensuring that identified needs are understood individually, by locality and fed into strategic commissioning.
  • Assist Team Managers in the day-to-day operational management of the assessment and care management service for older and physically disabled people. 
  • Alert the line manager to any increase in risks to individual service users on a regular basis, or immediately as required. 

In return, we offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Up to 33 days Annual leave.
  • High quality Pension Scheme.
  • Strong commitment to regular professional supervision.
  • Excellent training and support with continuing professional development.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Staff benefit scheme/staff discounts.

Please apply online and specify on your application how you meet the skills, knowledge and qualities specified in the job description and person specification.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.