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Senior Practitioner - Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard Lead


30285 - 39543


Thurrock, Essex, RM17 6SL


Permanent Full time

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Vacancy Filler

Date Posted

09 Aug




Salary from £30,285 - £39,543 per annum (+ up to £3,000 Market Factor Payment*)

Are you a qualified Senior Social Worker a Best Interest Assessor

A Rare opportunity to join our award winning Adult Social Care Team has arisen for a Senior Practitioner in our MCA/DOLs team. With the changes proposed in Law with the new Liberty Protection Safeguards, the successful candidate will support and lead best practice in this area.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to join a very stable award winning team, where we provide the opportunity for you to grow, develop and join an innovative and supportive service.

Thurrock prides itself on working differently with our communities, investing in strength based preventative work and intervening in someone’s life journey only when really necessary.

We will offer you excellent support. Case load audits ensure a manageable workload, good supervision ensures safe practice, and development opportunities will help you grow as a practitioner. Thurrock is an Investors in people Gold award winner.

You will need to be an excellent communicator and able to work alongside colleagues in Health and Voluntary organisations.

At Thurrock, we recruit differently and if you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a morning interview session with members of our community. This will be held on Friday 28th September 2018

Adult Social Care has so much to offer you, and we look forward to see what you can offer Adult Social Care

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Fran Leddra, Principal Social Worker and Strategic Lead, Safeguarding and Complex Care.

*As a qualified Social worker you will receive an additional £3,000 market supplement, as well as two incremental salary points for practising AMHPs.

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Our vision – an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Here at Thurrock council we are striving to unlock sustainable growth, and lay the foundations for future growth and prosperity of the area. Situated on the north side of the River Thames bordering Essex, Kent and East London, Thurrock is an area of great contrast, with a well-balanced mixture of beauty and business. We are determined to improve Thurrock as a place, ensuring we are providing the best services for the people of Thurrock whilst offering the opportunity of prosperity.

Thurrock council is bucking the trend seen across most local authorities, we have a forecast balanced budget to 2021/22 which will provide the council with unique opportunities to change how we do things and improve the offer to our residents and businesses. Our aim is to create a place where people and businesses want to stay and thrive, and developers and investors want to invest.

We have an exciting and ambitious agenda to deliver here at Thurrock council with £20billion of new investment planned for homes, jobs and infrastructure including £6billion being invested in private sector jobs; 24,500 new jobs planned over the next 20 years - working towards a future where every resident has a good job and £100million new investment in our schools – to ensure our education offer is first class, whilst building upon 97% of our primary schools being “good” or better.

Thurrock is a diverse place, known not only for its ports and logistics centres but home of the Royal Opera House and the expanding intu Lakeside Shopping Centre. Thurrock’s heritage, wildlife sites and breath-taking countryside offer the best of both being perfectly positioned just 35 minutes from central London.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited employer and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

If you want to be part of an ambitious, exciting yet challenging council, where you can really make a difference join #TeamThurrock now!

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