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Area Practice Manager - 2 Posts (Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth)

Salary details: £36922 - £43857

Dorset Council
Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Adults
Salary details
£36,922 - £43,857
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Richard Christian
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 216600
Closing Date
03 October 2021
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Are you looking for a new challenge? The Learning Disability Service is looking for first line managers who are passionate about working with people who have a learning disabilities. We are pleased to advertise two full time (37 hours per week) Area Practice Manager vacancies and looking for people with the right skills, behaviours and mindset to join our Team. 

1st Post - Dorchester & Bridport Locality 

2nd Post - Weymouth

What you will be doing

We are seeking experienced practitioners, who will have worked with adults with learning disabilities in a creative, lawful and proactive way, and who can support our social care team well with casework through supervision and informal support. Within our Learning Disability Service we work jointly with health colleagues who sit alongside us and our Area Practice Managers play a key role in managing and directing assessment and support planning within a multi-agency context.

About you

As a confident team player, this role will require you to be able to work responsively and be well-informed about the legal basis for practice. We expect our Area Practice Managers to lead by example, using their experience and skills to promote development of our social care staff skills and confidence. We want practice to be underpinned by strengths-based working and are looking for people who can lead others to ensure that we achieve the best outcomes for people we are working with.

We welcome people to contact us for an informal discussion about these roles and are keen to ensure that applicants understand what we are looking for in welcoming two new people to our service. 

If you have any queries please contact: Richard Christian, Specialist Manager, 01305 216600

Additional information

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

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You must have a degree or equivalent in relevant social care of health profession have a degree and be registered with the relevant regulatory body (e.g. Social Work England) and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

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This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

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