Qualified Practitioner

Are you a Dynamic, Reflective, Analytical and Critical thinker with a 'Can Do' approach and able to 'Think outside the Box'?

Are you committed to the principles of choice, independence and personalisation?

Are you interested in working within an organisation that is committed to providing an exceptional and integral service to the communities of Lincolnshire, where you can make a difference?

If so then we want to hear from you. Lincolnshire County Council are seeking a Qualified Practitioner who is client focused and has a good understanding of strengths based working to join us within our Adults Learning Disability Team. 

Director Area
Adult Care and Community Wellbeing
Job Category
Social Care: Adults
Service Area
Learning Disability
Job Location(s)
Boston; Lincolnshire, Skegness
G8: 28,672 - 32,234, G9: 32,234 - 35,745
28,672 - 35,745
PE21 8LN
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

It is essential that you hold a professional Nursing or Social Work qualification and have current registration with Social Work England or NMC (please quote you registration number/PIN on your cover letter). You should be able to demonstrate commitment to continuous professional development and to work as part of a team, learning from and contributing to the development of others.

Experience of working in the health care environment is desirable, but not essential. What is essential is;

  • Being able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and other relevant legislation underpinning statutory Adult Care Practice
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of safeguarding in practice.
  • Demonstrating values that promote wellbeing, challenge oppression and discrimination and empowering people to live well.
  • Proven background of dealing with people from all walks of life, dealing with the unexpected and providing advice, reassurance and help to find solutions within your team
  • Background of providing and reporting information in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
  • An ability to be able to manage complex case work.
  • Participate in Quality Practice audits to a high standard
  • Applicants at Level Two must be able to provide supportive, good quality and reflective supervision to the practitioners they supervise

We are looking for a Qualified Practitioner with substantial experience, who is able to carry out strengths based assessments in accordance with the Care Act, which will include supporting people to develop meaningful links within their local community.   The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent problem solving skills and be able to deal with, and manage stressful and crisis situations. You will need to arrange cost effective packages of support which meets peoples assessed outcomes, be committed to supporting effective multi-agency working with partner organisations, and as per the Section 75 agreement, you would take the lead for Continuing Health Care Checklists/Decision Support tools.

About Us

The Lincolnshire Adult Care teams are committed to putting the people they work with at the heart of their communities, covering specific geographic areas. They are made up of strong and effective people who are determined to achieve our vision and objectives. People have challenges in their lives; they also have success, strengths, aspirations and goals. The role of Adult Care is to understand who the people we work with are, what is important to them, what they aspire to, what they want to change and the support they need to do this.

Our involvements are about making a difference to people's lives by listening, empowering, understanding and working together to help people be active participants in their support.

Our qualified practitioners receive excellent supervision, access to learning and development opportunities and protected time to support continuous professional development. Lincolnshire County Council is particularly committed to supporting staff to access additional qualifications such as AMHP and Practice Educator.

Like all Local Authorities, we face challenges, but we are really proud that we still continue to provide high quality services to the people of Lincolnshire. We continue to strive for more creative ways of improving services and relationships with other partners, such as the NHS and care providers.

Our people are our most valuable asset, that’s why we will help you learn new skills, encourage your development and support you to reach your potential…all within a friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are ever the same.

Along with a competitive salary of £28,672 - £35,745, we are offering a comprehensive benefits package, contributory pension, career development pathway and up to 28 days holiday with the option to buy more.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your covering letter/personal statement clearly details why you applied and how you meet the essential criteria for the position.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please contact Tracie Mackenzie at tracie.mackenzie@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Applications Close on 01/02/2021 and interviews will be held 18th and 19th February 2021.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

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

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

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