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Assistant Practitioner 70563 SSLE

Great Yarmouth

Full Time

Norfolk County Council

Closing Date: 19/09/21

Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth

£24,982 to £27,041 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent contract


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practitioner to join the new and innovative Eastern Home First Hub Team within the Eastern Locality to embed Discharge to Assess (D2A) and the NHSE Hospital Discharge Service Policy & Operating Model.


Norfolk County Council are on an ambitious journey to embed Discharge to Assess as part of our Ageing Well Accelerator programme. We have already made great strides over the last few years and now need to take forward further rapid redesign in line with national policy and quality improvements to ensure adults being discharged from the James Paget University Hospital and community short term placements, are supported to return home, access reablement opportunities and plan their ongoing care and support needs once discharged.


The Homefirst Team are working towards an integrated care system, alongside Easten Locality Primary Care Hubs and Occupational Therapists. The team provides inreach support with the Acute Hospital as well as transfers of care within the Virtual Homefirst Hub with our partners, providing Care Act Assessments, Carers Assessments and reviews


You will have excellent communication, record-keeping and keyboard skills, along with experience of working with vulnerable people.  In addition, you should have a commitment to excellent customer service and have an understanding of the Care Act 2014.  You will have a strong commitment to multi-disciplinary working, promoting independence and be prepared to embrace the team’s practice of the 3 Conversations Model, which prevents, reduces and delays reliance upon formal social care.


We are a forward-thinking team that thrives on taking the lead on new initiatives.  We have responded positively to the challenges imposed upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic and have embraced the opportunities in looking at how things can be done differently.  Although we have always promoted working from home, this has now become essential and with the use of technology, you will be provided with the support needed to integrate into the team.


You must be committed to working with community health care colleagues and the broader community, recognising the contribution each can make in facilitating good outcomes for those we work with.


For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Team Managers; Amanda Blake 01603 222024 or Jason Hales on 01493 504105.


Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss these working arrangements.


All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be Northgate Hospital, Great Yarmouth.  Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.