An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Consultant to work within Adult Social Care. The post holder will support with all aspects of practice development and quality assurance to ensure that the highest standard of social work practice is embedded in the organisation. They will provide practice knowledge to social workers, social care practitioners, the organisation and it’s partners, and will support the facilitation of the ASYE for newly qualified social workers and the Adult Social Care SW Apprenticeship program. They will influence practice education by mentoring and assessing, and by co-working with local universities, students and multi-disciplinary team members, contributing to the development and review of the ASC training program and completing quality assurance work to ensure the highest standards of practice are achieved.
This post will also involve supporting the roll out and embedding of a Strength Based way of working across Adult Social Care and with our partners. This will be working with the Principal Social Worker for Adults and other Strength Based Champions in the delivery of training, the facilitating of reflective practice sessions and in co-producing wider systems changes that will enable the sustainability of a new way of working.
The Practice Consultant will be a qualified and registered social worker with extensive knowledge and experience of working in adult social care and in supervising and supporting the practice development of others. They will be passionate about Strength based ways of working and have the skills and experience to embed cultural change. They will work as part of the management team and will be passionate about social work as a profession and about improving standards by continuous learning. The post holder will have a high level of knowledge of all relevant legal frameworks and in supporting others to adapt to change and to new ways of working. They will be enthusiastic and flexible and will bring new ideas and creativity.
We are an established and ambitious service, and regular support and supervision will be given to this role. A good induction program will be offered as well as a range of opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.
Closing date: 11pm, 19th December 2021
Interview date: Tbc Week commencing January 4th 2022
For further information about this role, please contact Vicky Scotford on Victoria.Scotford@wokingham.gov.uk or 07720830888
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.