Senior Practitioner – Adult Services – Hackney (Area) – £31 per hour

ContractTemporary Hackney (Area)

Hackney (Area)

Adult Services

Senior Practitioner 

£31 per hour

Our Client in the Hackney (Area) is looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner for the Adult Services

As a supervisor within Adult Services you will be responsible for planning and monitoring tasks that enables the successful delivery of the business objectives of your designated team.

Responsible for the effective appraisal and supervision of staff to deliver services that will achieve continuous improvement of the Council.

To ensure compliance with Safeguarding Adults according to all relevant local and national policy and legislation.

To support team members in maintaining and developing high professional standards

Promote a strengths based model of self-directed support to staff that seeks to enable service users and carers to determine their own solutions; which are outcome focused.

Directly supervise selected staff in their locality and to be responsible for the allocation of work and management of their performance.

Be accountable for and be aware of the financial implications of the work undertaken, including being financially astute and aware of budgetary priorities and seeking to keep projects within the set financial limit whilst at he same time supporting staff to maximise people’s independence and see strength based solutions wherever possible.

Develop and establish high standards of practice and to be accountable for service delivery in line with departmental standards working autonomously but also accountable to your team manager at all times.

Liaise and work in partnership adopting a multi-disciplinary approach in line with integration plans for health and care across Hackney.

Work closely with the Team Manager and Consultant Social Worker towards identifying priorities and achieving appropriate balance between development and practice work.

Operate within an agreed performance management and budgetary framework.

To actively contribute to the inputting and development of Quality Assurance Framework’s, including Safeguarding, which will join good work already in practice.

To work in collaboration with the Quality Assurance Team and related stakeholders.

To help develop and implement strategies for the delivery of personalisation, self-directed support and well being.

To keep abreast of latest developments, thinking and innovation in adult social care in order to improve services in Hackney

To audit and evaluate practice, and participate in research as appropriate.

To assist with developing integrated health and care initiatives and seek to work collaboratively with all partners and stakeholders Learning, Creativity and Judgement

To keep informed of current and future thinking to improve practice by developing and using internal and external contacts.

To gather information required, reflect on ways to find possible solutions from relevant information and make decisions within predetermined guidelines.

To ensure that predefined targets and outcomes are met keeping the Team Manager and SMT informed of progress as required.

To ensure the accurate and comprehensive inputting of case management information for monitoring and planning purposes. Present relevant information to senior management as required.

To have a sound knowledge of performance indicators, targets and standards and to perform to a high standard within a challenging performance management culture.

To optimise opportunities for users/carers to seek out alternative solutions to Council funded care, encouraging staff development through their building links with community, voluntary organisations and commissioning colleagues to look at creative information and signposting solutions.

Keep accurate records of all work undertaken, including updating computer records.

To exchange information with immediate colleagues, those based in other departments as well as external customers/stakeholders. To work collaboratively with others achieving outcomes where all parties gain.

To have an overall understanding of the political and government framework and establish effective networks, seeking opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders, demonstrating sensitivity to partners and stakeholders needs. To have awareness of the organisational context and commitment of the Council’s organisational values and beliefs.

To maintain personal resilience and have an ability to get things done, adapting flexibly to new demands, whilst carrying out many tasks and dealing with increased work volumes.

To develop an awareness of finite financial resources attached to projects and the need for them to be completed within budget.

To learn and use IT systems to work more efficiently and effectively.

To identify staff training needs and to work with the Workforce Development Team to ensure appropriate training is available to staff.

Day to day management of selected staff within Adult Services including allocation of work, performance management and regular supervision.

To ensure there is an effective and appropriate response to any referral received by the Team. This includes allocation of cases to team members, and the setting of work as a key worker for a limited number of service users, providing casework support for those people with complex needs.

Support the Team Manager in the overall delivery of services and deputise where appropriate.

Promote the Personalisation/ Strengths based agenda and support implementation of Self Directed Support.

Carry out complex assessments, proportionate to need and risk ensuring agreed outcomes are being met.

Prepare written reports and carry out casework recording in accordance with national and departmental standards.

Give appropriate advice on welfare rights as required, referring on for specialist advice as necessary.

Facilitate user choice and control throughout the self-assessment, support planning and review process by promoting independence and applying the principles of personalisation.

Investigate and respond appropriately to complaints.

When appropriate, lead on the investigation and/or chairing of Safeguarding Adults meetings and conferences, including Best Interest Meetings. To maintain current training and development capability around Safeguarding practice but also develop strategic initiatives around Safeguarding as required.

Attend multi-disciplinary, locality and management team meetings as necessary.

To support staff to provide information and signposting advice to enable individuals to increase their sense of well being and to access a range of resources that do not require a social care assessment.

Ensure the team has up-to-date information and knowledge of the services offered by other statutory bodies and the Third Sector and that these avenues are explored in detail with the potential service user.

Where appropriate apply eligibility thresholds under the Care Act well bring principles and give information about any likely cost of services as well as giving appropriate advice on welfare rights entitlements and maximisation of income.

To have specialist knowledge of key practice and legislation within Adult services, such as MCA/DOLS/BIA.MHA and Safeguarding. To represent the service in developing key service provision or local strategic initiatives.

Where appropriate, to support staff to present ideas and solutions to service users about alternative ways of achieving desired specified outcomes including, identifying contingency arrangements to cover any unexpected circumstances.

Ensure all documentation is in a format accessible to the individual/s concerned.

Ensure compliance with all procedures relevant legislation, codes of practice and Council policies

Promotes a ‘one organisation’ approach.

To promote equality among all staff, and ensure that services are delivered in a non discriminatory way, that is inclusive of disadvantaged groups

Encouraging accountability amongst staff towards sustainability.

Deputise for the line manager as required Service

Suggest new and innovative ways of delivering services that provide high quality and good value for money.

Consistently apply high quality service standards and levels of customer service, establish and monitor performance.

Work collaboratively with teams and individuals across the Council and partners.

Provide clarity around expected outcomes and standards.

Develop staff to realise their potential, manage their careers and therefore improved outcomes for Hackney residents.

Manage staff performance appropriately by providing constructive feedback and taking action where performance falls below the expected standard

Provide accurate information on budget spend and take appropriate action to mitigate budget over/under spend

If you are interested please apply below or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact me on the below details


Samuel Noakes Regional Team Manager
RT Social Carep:01992 535770  | |
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  • Salary: £31 per hour
  • Salary: ££31 per hour