Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £49,071 to £51,099 49071 - PO4
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Adults, Health & Integration
Adult Services
Closing date

We are currently recruiting for the position of Senior Practitioner in the Moving On Team within Adult Social Care. The Moving on Team supports Hackney residents aged 18 + who have been in hospital and, due to increased social care needs and/ or concerns around the suitability of their accommodation, are then discharged into interim accommodation, which includes B&B’s, supported living, housing with care or residential and nursing placements. 

As the Senior Practitioner you will support the team manager to lead and manage a team of practitioners from varied professional backgrounds and will offer clinical or professional supervision. You will be responsible for ensuring person centered and strengths based services are provided to all service users and their carers /families. You will support the team manager to maintain the performance of the team in relation to key performance indicators and ensure the team’s compliance with the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act and Safeguarding. You will contribute to FOI requests, complaints and provide information, reports and feedback as required. You will represent the Council in legal proceedings.

As the Senior Practitioner you will support the team manager with oversight of the interim housing with care properties, ensuring the properties are suitably maintained and lead in partnership working with Provided services and other key internal and external stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes are achieved and the well-being of our residents is promoted. 

You will ensure that work is allocated according to all relevant legislative thresholds including Care Act compliance for all service user groups and to monitor caseloads, complexity and risk. You will ensure effective communication with the team and participate in regular meetings with staff. 

You will be able to monitor performance and workloads, quality of assessment, support plans and reviews. You will have experience of managing a budget and be able to operate within budgetary constraints and ensure Value for Money in the commissioning of support plans, placements and services. You will be able to undertake quality assurance audits and ensure team compliance, fulfilling the goals and targets set out in the strategic plan for adults. 

As the Senior Practitioner you will attend and where appropriate chair, meetings relevant to the role including team meetings, safeguarding meetings and wider meetings with the service. You will hold a small caseload and carry out complex assessments.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 28 July 2024 (22.59)

Interview date: To be confirmed.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: