Adult Social Care Practitioner

Date:  04-Oct-2022
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Adult Social Care Practitioner
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Gloucester
  • Salary:                               £26,975 - £30,095 per annum plus enhanced payments for weekend working
  • Hours per Week:               18.80 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     23/10/2022 
  • Job Requisition Number:   2162 
  • This post is not open to job share


Presense is required in hospitals across multiple days.
Weekend working is an essential part of this role however we are happy to discuss your requirements at interview. You will be eligible to claim for enhanced payments for weekend working.


About the role:


We have a part-time 18.80 hours Adult Social Care Practitioner position available in our Hospital Discharge and Assessment team. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, a Deputy Social Care Manager, Social Work Leads and a Social Care Lead. It also consists of around 50 other staff members, including qualified Social Workers, Adult Social Care Practitioners and an administration team.


To find out more about working in the Hospital Discharge and Assessment , visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here



 As an Adult Social Care Practitioner, you will be undertaking assessments and support plans with people who have physical disabilities or other complex needs. This role will involve working with families, carers and other professionals, agencies and organisations across Gloucestershire.


The work is focused on promoting independence, enabling the individuals we work with to remain in their own homes and reduce the need for hospital admission or long term care. The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience of working in a health and/or social care setting and who has knowledge of the Care Act; and the ability to apply it in practice.



About you:


As Adult Social Care Practitioners, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire. To join us, you must have:

  • relevant qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent Health and Social Care experience
  • training related to Health and Social Care assessments
  • experience of managing a caseload including working with people experiencing a range of physical disabilities, medical, mental health difficulties and learning difficulties
  • evidence of good interpersonal skills, good verbal / written communication
  • good IT skills



About us:


Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care is on an exciting innovation journey working towards the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them.


Our Adult Social Care Practitioners do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.


  • 24.5 days annual leave rising to 29.5 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounts at a number of major supermarket chains and high street retailers
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)
  • Access to training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills and progress your career
  • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings
  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • Strong emphasis on a supportive working environment and developing our employees with 94% having participated in their annual appraisal and regular health and wellbeing events.





Please let us know which team you are applying for and whether you are looking for full time or part time hours.

Please write your application with consideration for the essential criteria in the Job Profile which you will find in the Additional Information section below. This should include examples of why you should be considered; and the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.


Alternatively, for an informal discussion, please contact to arrange a convenient time for a call back.




We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.

Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

This Position is subject to a DBS check. 

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

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.