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Qualified Practitioner Level 1 or 2
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 18191
  • Published: Tue 21/03/2023, 10:30 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/04/2023, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,099 - £38,296
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Lincoln

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Qualified Practitioner Level 1 or 2

We are delighted to offer this recruitment opportunity for a Level One or Two Qualified Practitioner post within the Lincoln Learning disability team.

The Qualified Practitioner role is both an exciting and challenging role. For those that love fast paced and ‘make a difference’ work, this is the role for you.  The Learning Disability team is proud of the Practitioners we have in our team.  They take great pride in doing their job well and are passionate about providing the best service they can for the people who access our specialist service. 

About the Role

You will have an allocated case load which includes complex cases. Working in a Person-Centred way, carrying out strength based Adult Needs Assessments and Reviews focusing on what the person ‘can do’ rather than what they ‘cannot do’. Working with the service users and their families to maximise independence.

Our aim is to support people to reach their goals and aspirations. Whether that be employment, community access or moving into their own home. We help people to overcome the obstacles and challenges they may face, supporting them to reach their potential.

 Travel to appointments to meet the needs of the service is required, this could include out of county travel.  Work mileage claims are paid for travel from the office to appointments. 

Our core office hours are 08:45–17:15 (Mon-Thu), 08:45–16:45 (Fri). We currently work a mixture of home based and office working, however there will be a requirement to be in the office to meet the needs of the service.

About you

We are proud of our teams and the service we provide; it is important that we recruit the right person to ensure we can give the best support possible to our teams and our service users.

The ideal candidate will need to hold either a Social Work or Nurse qualification and be able to show that their registration with SWE/NMC is in date.  The nurse qualification does not need to be specific to Learning Disability.

Suitable candidates will need the following skills/qualities.

  • A positive approach with self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Respect, we work in people’s homes; it is essential we treat people with dignity.
  • Excellent communication skills, we need to ‘hear’ what is being said AND not said, with the confidence to know when to demonstrate professional curiosity.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Function well in high pressure/emergency situations

A full Person Specification is available in the attached Job Description, it is advised that you review this prior to commencing your application.

About the Team

The Learning Disability team take great pride in doing their job well and are passionate about providing the best service they can for the people who access our specialist service.

Our dedicated team possess a wealth of knowledge and skills, they are supportive and nurturing with each member bringing their own skills/qualities and uniqueness to the team.

The team are based at Myle Cross Lincoln

About our Offer

We celebrate our Teams achievements and share our experiences. It is important that Practitioners feel appreciated and supported – our staff are our most valued asset. We provide 1-1 meetings and weekly team meetings.

Along with a competitive salary we offer;

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Reimbursement for professional registration fees
  • Career progression opportunities including Practice Educator/AMHP and management training where appropriate
  • A generous annual leave entitlement

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

What Next

To find out more about Adult Social care at Lincolnshire County Council take a look at our profile page.

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Claire Lawson – OR Clare Cox –

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council. CV's will not be taken into consideration.