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Advanced Practitioner (Social Worker)

Job Type

Permanent: Flexible working options can be discussed


South East



£41,659 - £47,672 Per annum | Pro rata

Posted Date

12 December 2023

Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury

Closing Date

26 December 2023

Main duties of the job
As an Advanced Practitioner you will report directly to the Social Work Team Manager and work alongside the Social Care Assistant Team Manager. You will also work alongside CMHT colleagues to provide and promote a social care perspective and promote a holistic approach to the delivery of care and support.

You will have a strong understanding of relevant legal frameworks within which we deliver our duties of care and the ability to communicate legal responsibilities to health colleagues. You will develop good working relationships with key partner agencies both within the Council and third sector providers, whilst being responsible for a complex and diverse case load.

The Advanced Practitioner will supervise the up to two Social Workers completing their AYSE, supporting their development as they embed their learning from training into professional practice.

Working for our organisation
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset.

Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible

Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team”

Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

Excellent opportunities for career progression
Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
Competitive pension scheme
Lease car scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Mental Health First Aiders
Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Buckinghamshire covers a geographical area which include culturally diverse towns and also rural villages with good transport links into London, Milton Keynes, Bicester and Oxford. The CMHT and wider social care network in Buckinghamshire are supportive, diverse and inclusive. We encourage applicants with transferrable skills and a commitment to improving the lives of the people we work to support.

The mental health social care teams across Buckinghamshire actively encourage and provide training and practice development with opportunities to progress to AMHP and BIA status. We pride ourselves in being supportive and welcoming and developing a strong Social Work identity within the wider Trust.

Being responsible for a complex case load which will include Court of Protection tasks and working alongside Social Work colleagues in the Local Authority where there is a multi-agency approach needed to support our service users.
Working alongside health colleagues in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective care.
Sound working knowledge of relevant legislation that informs practice and wider needs of service users, their careers and families.
Being an excellent role model and supportive colleague to the Social Work team.
Supporting to deliver training and guidance to the Social Work team across the county.
Responsibility for supervising an AYSE Social Worker when in post.
Person specification
Essential criteria

Demonstrate complex case load management
Demonstrates working knowledge of relevant legislation
Desirable criteria

Understanding of the impact of severe and enduring mental health issues on people and their families
Personal Attributes
Essential criteria

Demonstrate understanding of mental health service users and their carers and families
Worked within a statutory setting
Desirable criteria

Willingness to undertake further training eg AMHP, BIA
skills and experience
Essential criteria

Complex case load management
Worked within a CMHT setting
Supervised Social Work colleagues
Minimum of two years relevant post-qualifying experience

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