NIPE Practice Consultant

Job Description

It is an exciting time within the Adult NIPE team. We are increasing the support we offer to not only include Newly Qualified Social Workers, but also other new practitioners to Norfolk Adult Social Care, which includes Assistant Practitioners, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.  As a result of this, we are looking at increasing the management within the team and are currently looking to recruit a Social Work Practice Consultants into the team.


The NIPE Practice Consultant role is varied, but some of the key elements of the role are: supporting the development of social care practitioners across the county, providing supervision, completing relevant documentation (which includes ASYE), being involved in the induction of new staff, delivering a range of training programs and facilitating reflective practice sessions.  


The role will involve working across the County with a range of client groups and different teams, which includes Mental Health, Learning Disability, Physical Disability, Older People and Carers. At this time the base for NIPE is County Hall, but due to the nature of the work and learning from Covid-19, much of your time would be spent working from home or completing observational visits across the County and hot desking in other NCC offices where appropriate.  


We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive individual who has a passion for developing people as well as looking at how to improve our current offer to new and existing employees.  You will have a sound knowledge around practice theories and be able to put these into context for others to understand.  Due to the nature of the work you will need to be a good communicator as you will be expected to host training events and deliver presentations. 


For an informal discussion around this opportunity, please contact Andrew Smith (Principal Social Worker) on 01603 222558.  


All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich.  Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.