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Practice Supervisor - Hearing Impairment OCC6514

Job Details:


Salary Range: £41,675 - £44,632 pro-rata, per annum

Work Location: Abbey House, Abingdon

Contract type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37 - We are open to discussions about flexible working

Closing date: Wednesday 1st May 2019

Interview date: Friday 10th May 2019



We are a countywide team of specially trained staff including social workers, support workers and rehabilitation workers for the hearing and visually impaired. We offer key advice and support on any type of hearing impairment and visual loss and the wider issues relating to this. We believe strongly in supporting staff to progress and improve the quality of service provision provided.



The Role


Working directly with Hearing Impaired clients you’ll provide supervision and professional support to the Specialist Hearing Impairment Social Workers, support workers and equipment workers within this dynamic team. This will include supporting them in managing their workloads and leading staff in best practice approaches. As part of the role, you will be working in conjunction with your Practice Supervisor colleagues within the team to fulfil some management functions. You will also work closely with the Team Manager in developing and embracing new ways of working to empower service users, promote their independence and meet their identified needs efficiently and effectively. 


There may also be scope for you to work directly with service users and hold your own small caseload, and you would be expected to contribute to the development of the service in this important area.



The Person


An HCPC registered Social Worker; you’ll be committed to providing the very best outcomes within available resources and your responsibilities will include carrying out quality assessments of need which are informed by best departmental practice, guidance, eligibility criteria and care management processes. You will be able to share knowledge, skills and experience about current themes and issues around sensory loss and impairment across adult social care teams and within multi agency settings.


Managing a complex caseload and associated administration tasks including preparation of statutory reports and case recordings within agreed timescales is an essential part of the post together with the ability to mentor colleagues and support the team manager in promoting and maintaining excellent work performance standards within the team.


Previous experience of working with hearing impairment people is desirable but not essential as a full induction to the world of hearing impairment and OCC would be provided as part of your comprehensive induction.


The Rewards & Benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, the use of technology to support remote working and a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.



Next steps


Please click the following link to read the full job description and selection criteria.


We would encourage you to contact the hiring manager for a confidential discussion about the role; John Fearn-Webster, Sensory Impairment Team Manager, 01865 894925.



Additional Information


Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to part time working and job share arrangements.

Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Audiology, Manager, Healthcare, Management, Part Time

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