EDT Social Worker AMHP
Are you a qualified social worker, an AMHP looking for a new challenge? Then why not join our Emergency Duty Team?
The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) provides an out of hours service for North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York and is based in County Hall, Northallerton.
The principle responsibility of the EDT is to respond to out of hours requests where intervention from the Local Authority is required to safeguard a vulnerable child or adult until the next working day.
We have a unique opportunity for a qualified Social Worker to join us where you will provide support across both our adults and children's services.
We are happy for this to be made up of one full time post or two part time posts so we welcome applications from those interested in either part time or full time work.
This is also a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking professional development and career enhancement as we can offer you the training you need to become an Approved Mental Health Practitioner.
We, like other teams, operate in an environment of transformational change and innovation. The team consists of nine social workers, one Team Manager and two Team Leaders.
Within a mystery shopping exercise our EDT obtained an excellent rating- something we are extremely proud of!
As a qualified Social Worker you will have a broad and detailed knowledge of all statutory functions of Social Care and Health Services (including legislation/guidance).
You will be dealing with complex cases that require thorough and robust risk making decision.
The core focus of this role is to be the single point of contact for the social care service, children's, adults, young people and mental health, out of hours.
While on duty you will assess and prioritise incoming work ensuring that the appropriate response in line with procedure and using their professional judgement.
You will manage complex cases while on duty and will develop and share the specialist knowledge of other qualified professions.
In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including a local government pension scheme, family friendly leave, salary sacrifice, learning and development packages, employee discount benefits and access to a range of modern technologies to support modern ways of working.
Northalleton benefits from easy connectivity to the surrounding areas of York, Leeds and Teesside via a series of rail and road links, such as the A1 and A19, as well as being easily accessible to other towns and villages within North Yorkshire.
You will be based in the offices at County Hall and travel where required throughout the County and the City of York.
Please note that EDT covers the hours of 16:00 to 08:30 the next working day and weekends and Bank Holidays and therefore we operate a rota to cover these hours.
You will be entitled to an unsocial hour’s payment which is an enhancement of 20% for all basic and addiotnal hours worked for employees who provide full rota cover i.e. weekends and nights.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dawn Taylor EDT Manager on 01609 532237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.