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Senior Practitioner
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10003
  • Published: Mon 07/02/2022, 16:22 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 31/05/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum, pro rata + £6,000 MRS per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Practitioner

Team: South Locality Older Adults Community Assessment Service

Job Family: Supporting - CBG11

Salary: £34,629 - £37,782 per annum, pro rata + £6,000 MRS per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week 

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford with Agile Working from home and across Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard area.

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Rolling advert to 31st May 2022 - applications will be reviewed on a regular basis

More about the role:

The South Locality Older Adults Team is a highly professional Adult Social Care Team working across the Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard areas of Central Bedfordshire.

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Practitioner to join our busy and multi-skilled Adult Community Assessment and Review teams.  The Team practices at the cutting edge of Adult Social Care with a strong focus on improving customer outcomes in a strengths based, person centred way. Working for us, you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic practice, be assisted to continue to develop as a practitioner within a supportive learning environment and operate within a ‘can do’ culture.  Your contribution in helping us to succeed could enable you to discover your greatness.

You will have skills that help us achieve the delivery of excellent person-centred approaches. You will value sound evidence-based practice and understand that best practice results in best value.  You will know the importance of enabling people to be supported to be as independent as possible for as long as possible and that having a strong connection with local services and communities can make a real difference to people's lives and overall wellbeing.

The successful candidate must have a recognised Social work qualification and be currently registered with Social Work England. You will also have a minimum of three years post qualifying practice and experience.  Your values will demonstrate excellent social work skills in practice and professional pride.

This post is key in supporting and developing the day-to-day operation of the team and supporting the team managers in overseeing the continuous approach we have to improving and developing our practice.  Working alongside your peers, you will be responsible for managing a small case load including s42 safeguarding work and complex case work; ensuring the timely and proportionate allocation of work within the team; and providing supervision, support, and guidance to staff.

In return, Central Bedfordshire Council supports the workforce to operate in an agile manner by providing modern IT equipment as well as generous annual leave, local government pension scheme, regular supervision, support to develop and ongoing training. Your role will combine some office-based working and also working from home.

The Adult Community Assessment Team is continually striving to ensure that best practice is delivered to the residents we serve and is investing heavily in being a vibrant, supportive and inspiring place to work.  If you think you have the skills and aptitude to join us on our journey, ensuring that Central Bedfordshire remains a great place to live and work, we would like to hear from you.

As part of this role you will need to have a valid driving licence and access to your own transport.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Practitioner Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Morag Gray on or call 0300 300 5830 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only): 

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.