Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Social Care
£32 Per Hour
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Bedford Borough Council are seeking an Advanced Social Work Practitioner to join their Children's Assessment team based in borough Hall.

To carry a complex workload reflecting high levels of risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of an experienced social worker with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in social work role. To have responsibility for mentoring and supporting practice development of less experienced social workers. Regular supervision will be in accordance with departmental supervision policy.

To work collaboratively with service users to assess their needs, identify options for meeting those needs, negotiate and review appropriate care within the Department’s priorities in line with the principles of personalisation, empowering service users have control over their lives. To promote autonomy and development with vulnerable adults who have complex social care needs due to disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity and to work with them and their carers, liaise with service providers from within the Department or other agencies, as necessary.

To carry a workload requiring exemplary practice in situations of high complexity, exercising a degree of autonomy.

Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.

If required, to provide direct supervision to staff as directed by the Team Manager.

To work collaboratively with service users and their families to assess their needs and plan and deliver services in accordance with the social work team’s service area.


  • Qualified Social Worker and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of working at an Advanced Practitioner level previously
  • Ability to supervise others  

If you would like to find out more, apply for this position or enquire about similar roles please call the Social Care Team on 01992 513 777 ext 3 or send your CV and contact details to