Advanced Practitioner (Social Work, Adults)

Reference:3/AC/18/754 

Salary:£30,756.00 - £38,052.00 

Working Hours:18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Dean House, Cinderford, - GL14 2JF 

Closing date:11 December 2018 at midnight 

(pro rata per annum)

Are you a registered social worker, with experience in Adult Social Care, looking for your next career move? The Forest of Dean locality team are looking for a full time and a part time Advanced Practitioner for their team. As an Advanced Practitioner in the team you are in a supervisory position, advising both qualified and unqualified staff.

The Forest Team is based in Dean House in Forest of Dean. To find more about living and working in Forest and the Wye, click here. Currently in place, the team has a supportive and engaged management team, comprising of: an integrated social care manager, an interim deputy social care manager and advanced practitioners. This established team is also made up of approximately 20 other staff including: social workers, social care assessors and an administration team.

The Adult Social Care Career Framework outlines the opportunities for progression and development when working at Gloucestershire County Council; however we also offer staff great opportunities for continuous professional development in others forms; with all staff given personal licences to Adults CCINFORM, access to mandatory training and access to additional training on key topics.As an Advanced Practitioner in the Forest of Dean you are part of a wider Adult Social Care team, click here to find out more. This offers greater peer and senior management networking, encouraged through regular meetings where you can offer feedback from teams to drive and embed positive change. We have demonstrated our commitment to actively listening to staff through our responses to the annual Adult social care health check and exit interviews.


We are looking for someone who is confident in legislation and who is passionate about supporting and developing others to ensure practice quality. If you have previous mentoring or supervisory experience this could be an ideal position where you would supervise and co – work cases with staff to ensure they feel supported, confident and safe in their roles.

If you would like to find out more please email: ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk for an informal conversation.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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Only if you have difficulty accessing the information published online should you contact GCC Appointments & People Sourcing Team by telephone 01452-425888 or e-mail to ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk quoting the vacancy reference number above

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