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Practice Supervisor (Adult Services) OCC17329

Job Details:


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

Work Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 27th February 2020

Interview date: Friday 6th March 2020


This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check



An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Practice Supervisor Social Workers, within Oxfordshire County Council.


About us:


This is an exciting opportunity for professional Social Workers in Practice Supervisor Roles to develop and broaden their experience at the interface of Health and Social Care.


The Hospital Social Work Teams are committed to person-centred and collaborative working across all Hospital sites and the community. Our work is outcome focused, promoting a strengths-based approach and reducing the risk of crisis. Here in the Acute Hospitals we have a strong focus on admission avoidance and reablement. The work entails looking creatively at meeting eligible needs through statutory and voluntary services across Oxfordshire, specifically working in partnership with our Health partners and other non-statutory agencies to achieve safe and timely discharges and promote a Discharge to Assess model. The John Radcliffe Hospital includes a busy emergency department, acute medical wards and a range of specialist wards. 


About the role:


As a Practice Supervisor, you will provide supervision and professional support to the staff in the team in managing their workloads and lead staff in best practice approaches. You will be providing support and oversight to our two duty teams (ED and inpatients) and the ward linked social workers. There will also be scope for you to work directly with service users and hold your own small caseload. You will be expected to contribute to the development of the service and promote best practice. The role will also include working closely with the Team Manager to develop and embrace ways of working which empower people promoting independence whilst meeting their identified need efficiently and effectively.


About you:


You will be working within the requirements of the Care Act 2014, and other relevant legislation, including the Mental Health Act and The Mental Capacity Act and will be expected to have a working knowledge of this legislation in practice.


You must hold a Social Work qualification, have a current professional registration and have proven supervisory experience and demonstrate the ability to prioritise. You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to work across partner agencies effectively.

You will need the ability to travel and access all locations. You will be expected to work in a strengths-based way and support others to embed this approach in their practice.


Rewards and 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 willing to discuss options for some flexibility on working hours where operationally possible. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Anne Wagner, Team Manager, Acute Hospital Central on 01865 221206 or 07557 082522.


Application Procedure:


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting.

You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk or by calling 01962 847728.


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 flexible working arrangements.


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