Adult Support and Protection Senior Practitioner

City of Edinburgh Council

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Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Adult Support and Protection Senior Practitioner 

Salary: £33,893 - £40,498 

Hours: 36

In Edinburgh, our Health and Social Care Partnership is committed to developing social work practice as well as improving service delivery. As part of this improvement, we are creating 2 Adult Support and Protection Senior Practitioners.

These posts are dedicated to the improvement of practice in this vital aspect of public protection. Post holders will be experienced social work professionals who have a proven track record in adult protection work. The Adult Protection Senior Practitioners will be responsible for

chairing Adult Protection Case Conferences participating and supporting the IRD quality assurance review process (no direct role in IRDs) participating in case consultations being a member of the Learning and Development sub group of the Adult Protection Committee, working to organise, design and deliver adult support and protection training in localities reviewing the quality of statutory decision making, recording and evidence based social work practice supporting quality assurance activity in localities supporting locality teams to ensure the actions generated from local and national inquiries are implemented promoting high standards of practice in adult protection social work

Due to the breadth and complexity of issues relating to adult protection work, these post holders will not hold direct case management or line management responsibility. However, they will be central to challenging practice as well as leading and supporting service improvement.

If you would like more information about the role, terms and conditions, please email or

Applicants must hold a Diploma in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council as social workers

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Closing Date: 25 July 2017

Applications must be made online at

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