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Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Kingsfield Centre, Stowmarket; Landmark House, Ipswich; Unit 8, Riduna Park, Melton
Salary details:
£20,344 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Full Time
18.5 or 37 per week
Closing date:
22 August 2019 01:00 PM
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Ipswich and East Locality, ACS (Adult and Community Services).
Flexible Working options available to support you, your work life balance and career.

Post 1: 37hpw, Stowmarket.
Post 2: 37hpw, Ipswich East.
Post 3: 18.5 hpw, Woodbridge.

Your role

You will take up an important role that works with customers to identify and deliver personalised good quality outcomes to the highest standards to support and maximise their independence and wellbeing.

Your role will include working as a Trusted Assessor, assessing functional ability, providing advice, daily living equipment, adaptations, assistive technology, community and other resources with an emphasis on reablement and Digital Care solutions, promoting and maximising independence and wellbeing.

You will work alongside colleagues and practitioners across the Health and Voluntary sector to support effective integration between health and social care ensuring systems are joined up and accessible for all our customers.  As part of ACS, you will have the opportunity to empower Suffolk residents to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

The Service

In ACS, we work to three areas covering the county of Suffolk, which is called North, Ipswich and East and West localities, with offices based in the towns.

Our community Social Work teams in each locality, are made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners, along with Business Support colleagues.

Each team (aligned to its local GP surgeries) has its own Manager who in turn is supported by an experienced and established senior management team. There is an Area Manager covering each part of the county and additional support is provided by central Service/ Transformation Leads.

Senior Practitioners are employed within each of the four Areas and they cover operational practice and professional development, linking into the county Professional Advisors. An Allocation Lead ensures that workflow within each Area is effective and a Finance and Performance Manager completes the set-up, working with the teams to ensure that the budgets are on track. We are led by our Assistant Director who reports to the Director for ACS.

Our Offer

  • a supportive team environment
  • the best possible support and development to grow your career
  • regular supervision and appraisals

The Benefits

  • flexible working arrangements available
  • free parking for peripatetic workers
  • free DBS check (if your registered on the DBS Update Service)
  • public transport discounts and season ticket loan scheme
  • tax free bikes through our cycle to work scheme
  • a contributory pension scheme
  • free 24/7 support line, providing general information, counselling and legal advice
  • a wide range of staff support networks and representative bodies.

Our Workplace Values

Above all, we are seeking a great team member with the right values and behaviours, to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Achieve – be the best we can be
  • Support – work as one team
  • Pride – take pride in and are proud of what we do
  • Inspire – model the ASPIRE values
  • Respect – give and earn respect
  • Empower – empower, encourage and motivate people.

We recognise that our staff are our greatest resource and with you in our team, we can achieve some of our authority’s priorities of enabling everyone to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives, while safeguarding the most vulnerable people in Suffolk.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only please contact Jenny Blades (01473) 264525 or jenny.blades@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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