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Enhanced Practitioner - Adult Social Care (Mental Health West)

Cumbria County Council
35,745 - 36,922
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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An opportunity has risen for an experienced and dynamic Enhanced Practitioner to join our Mental Health West Social Work team within the Adult Social Care service.

We are looking for the right candidate to join our team, working as a highly capable practitioner in an autonomous manner and managing a caseload of complex and demanding cases. The role includes the need to work in line with the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007), Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 on a regular basis.

The team covers Allerdale and Copeland, and some travelling out of county will be necessary at times. The post holder will be expected to work closely with colleagues in health across a number of teams and mental health settings.


You will work with the wider team, understanding the roles and accountabilities of other professionals, as well as sharing skills and knowledge with colleagues across all agencies, in order to ensure and deliver multi-faceted, appropriate services to meet the identified needs of our Service Users.

We are looking for a motivated, professional and hard-working candidate to join our team.  You need to be a qualified and registered social worker. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the assessment and care management processes, as well as a commitment to partnership working.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.

Interview Details

Closing date: 13/12/2021

Interviews: 17/12/2021

We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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