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Assistant Practitioner 74127 SSLE


Full Time

Norfolk County Council

Closing Date: 17/01/22

Dereham Hospital

£24,982 to £27,041 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent contract


We are seeking an enthusiastic community Assistant Practitioner to join our highly motivated, innovative team of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Assistant Practitioners. It is an exciting time to join our team of dedicated and passionate workers in embracing our Living Well agenda and supporting people to be independent, resilient and well. We are proud of our multi-disciplinary working environment and positive working relationships with our Health colleagues.


Our team values good listening skills, flexibility, adaptability to new ways of working and a commitment to supporting people to maintain their independence. Workers in our team are open to change, innovative and confident with a focus on strengthening social care across Norfolk. They build strong partnerships with service users and their families, are ambitious about what people can achieve and explore ideas for positive outcomes that are fit for purpose and best value for money.


Our team is experienced with working with complex cases, have a sound knowledge of the Care Act (2014), Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Safeguarding, as well as excellent time management and IT skills. Any new staff are supported to develop a thorough working knowledge of Norfolk County Council processes and procedures. Covering South Norfolk, our team of Social Workers, Assistant Practitioners and Occupational Therapists use the Care Act (2014) to assess and provide support to adults living in the community.


We are investing in people who can take us forward on our journey to embed our vision. As an Assistant Practitioner within this team, you will undertake assessments, service commissioning and reassessment work. These will be carried out via video/telephone and/or face to face.


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 be familiar with the Departments’ eligibility criteria.


In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work in an exciting and challenging area of Social Care, where you will be supported to develop into the role with regular supervision, training and peer support.


Norfolk is a beautiful county, a real hidden gem with over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, scenic countryside, the unique Norfolk Broads, amazing wildlife, picturesque market towns and fabulous seaside resorts. At the heart is the vibrant city of Norwich with excellent shopping, a vast array of restaurants and a pub for every day of the year. Travel links are extensive, with direct rail links to London and Cambridge and Norwich International Airport with flights to Europe and beyond.


Our team is based in South Norfolk with a range of hamlets, villages and market towns. The area is excellent for the outdoor enthusiast with acres of woodland to enjoy walking, hiking and cycling. South Norfolk is ideally positioned to access road and rail links to London and the North.


For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Team Manager Jo-Anne Blanchard 01953 450777.


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 in Dereham Hospital.  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.