Independence and Wellbeing Practitioner

Suffolk County Council | Lowestoft

Posted Date 13/09/2023
  • Suffolk County Council - Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0EQ
  • £24,496 per annum (pro rata if part time)
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent

We welcome applications from everyone, we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups as they are currently underrepresented in this service.

We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile (docx) to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.

Three exciting opportunities have arisen to join the Suffolk County Council's Independence and Wellbeing Service as an Independence and Wellbeing Practitioner, working from Lowestoft with hybrid working options including some working from home.

Join us and be at the sharp end of making a real difference in people’s lives.

You will:

  • work with a range of customers, helping them maintain or regain their independence, drawing on their strengths, networks and local community
  • play a critical role in the management of demand for adult social care, including using digital solutions as tools for assessment and care
  • work closely with our partners to find the best outcomes for people, championing independence with a positive approach to appropriate risk taking. You will work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and will thrive in being part of a supportive team with a clear and shared vision.

Your role:

  • join a highly effective, motivated, supportive team in a positive working environment
  • get the support you need to develop your skills and knowledge in adult social care
  • work closely with Social Workers, other IWPs and staff from across the locality to seek the best outcomes for people
  • be involved with using digital care solutions to assess and support people
  • have a varied caseload
  • actively contribute to the ongoing development of the service
  • have the opportunity to progress your career, including through applying to the social work apprenticeship scheme or occupational therapy apprenticeship scheme.

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (docx). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Travel and workplace requirements

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but in this role, you will need to travel to locations away from your contractual base, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base. Please contact the recruiting manager listed above if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements. #LI-Hybrid

For more information

For an informal discussion, please contact Annette Freeman (she/her) by emailing or calling 01502 718336 or Suzan Galip (she/her) by emailing or calling 01502 674930.

Please read the Job Person and Profile (docx) before applying for this job opportunity.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 27 September 2023.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

As a modern and effective council, we offer a wide variety of careers to suit people with a range of skills, abilities and ambitions. We offer working options that flex to reflect the way people work today and take the time to understand and support your individual needs. We’re driven to make a positive difference to the world around us and encourage everyone with drive and focus to join us and build an influential and impactful career. Reimagine the possibilities.

In return, you’ll enjoy:

  • up to 28 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata), plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
  • membership of a competitive Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • travel, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits
  • performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • training and encouragement to expand your knowledge
  • a variety of career development opportunities across our organisation
  • diverse and active staff networks
  • flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
  • plus more!

If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit our Working for Suffolk County Council pages (

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