Social Care Assessor Social Worker - Selby

Selby, North Yorkshire
27 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Would you like to play a key role in maximising the independence and safety of vulnerable people in North Yorkshire with social care needs? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are currently looking for a registered Social Worker to join our Selby Team on a permanent full-time basis (37 hours per week).

North Yorkshire County Council are proud to be a leading social care provider. We are on an exciting journey of transformation and are investing in staff to help us achieve our goals. Our retention rates are a reflection of the fantastic work we do and how much we value our staff. As an organisation, we promote a safe culture of support and learning, which we expect all staff to endorse. We also strive to ensure our staff have manageable case workloads and provide them with specialised administrative support to allow focus on delivery of care services. We also support the AYSE (Assessed and Supported Year of Employment) programme for newly qualified Social Workers.

Due to the breadth and diversity of the county, the variety and complexities are vast which provides development opportunities through greater exposure to different cases and areas. Our team is a mix of Social Care Assessors (Social Workers) and Occupational Therapists responsible for assessing adults and older people with physical, sensory and mental health conditions. We are a key part of our Health and Adult service, which is an exciting and friendly place of work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents. We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country. You would be joining us at a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the County Council's development as we take forward our 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda. This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.

As a Social Worker your focus will be to maximise the independence and safety of vulnerable people in North Yorkshire who have social care needs using a person centred approach. This will be achieved by undertaking strength-based assessments with vulnerable people using the Directorate’s procedures. You will also play a key role in supporting people and carers who have been assessed as being in need through the provision of advice, support, equipment and adaptations to develop appropriate support plans to meet their preferred outcomes within specified resources. Looking for innovative solutions to people's needs and promoting assets based assessment and support in people’s communities and well as assisting people with care and support needs, working with them to develop creative solutions will be fundamental. We ask that you have a professional Social Work qualification and have a comprehensive knowledge of current legislation, including the Care Act, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Equalities Act, Deprivation of Liberty, Best Interest Assessments, Safeguarding, etc.

In return we can offer you a range of benefits including; flexible working, generous leave entitlement, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits as well as plentiful training and development opportunities. You will be based at Sandpiper House, Selby. Selby is the southern-most area of North Yorkshire and has major transport links by road, including M62, A1 and A64 making Selby easily accessible and commutable from many surrounding areas including Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, York and East Riding of Yorkshire.

If you would like to join us at this exciting time, we would like to hear from you! We would encourage interested candidates to take the opportunity to have an informal discussion around this role with Sarah Betts on 01609 534128 / 07870 485694 for further information.  

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

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. 

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