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Independence and Wellbeing Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Hartismere Hospital, Eye
Salary details:
£20,344 - £26,317
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
26 February 2020 11:30 PM
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This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Eye Integrated Neighbourhood Team, based at Hartismere Hospital.

If you are passionate about supporting people to be as independent as they can be, enjoy working in partnership with individuals, families, service providers and health colleagues, this could be the role for you.

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. 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; 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. 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. Senior Practitioners are employed within each of the four areas and they cover operational practice and professional development. We are led by our Assistant Director who reports to the Director for ACS.

We offer:

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

Benefits include:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • free parking for peripatetic workers
  • a 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.

We are looking for people with a passion for working collaboratively and who have excellent communication skills, dedication to good practice and able to work at pace.

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 Louise Caesar on (01473) 263744 or email: louise.caesar@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

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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