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Social Worker

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Following a successful pilot and implementation of a Central Continuing Health Care Team we are establishing a further team, who will have an initial focus on supporting individuals who have an organic mental health condition, a learning disability or autism and who have s117 Aftercare eligibility.

You would be joining at an exciting time in NYCC as we move to embed the learning from our recent internal audit of s117 aftercare and improve practice. The evaluation of the Central CHC Team showed the significant impact on the outcomes for the people we support by having a team who can focus on an area of complex social work practice and develop a high level of knowledge and skill in the area.

The team will be supported by a Team Manager, Service Manager s117 Aftercare and Practice Lead CHC/s117, with close working links to the Central Transforming Care Programme Team.

You will be instrumental in supporting improved outcomes for people who have s117 eligibility. As a Social Worker in this team, you will provide social care input for people who have s117 eligibility, working with health colleagues to undertake required assessments, decision-making and planning regarding s117. You will case manage a caseload for individuals with s117 aftercare, completing timely reviews with health partners to ensure the persons needs and outcomes are met appropriately. 

The successful candidates will be able to:

  • work with individuals with a range of complex needs
  • work at pace to support safe and timely discharge from hospital
  • be able to skillfully navigate the interface between the Care Act and Mental Health Act and ensure the Mental Capacity Act is upheld
  • work with partners to assess s117 eligibility
  • work with the person and partners to creatively to develop person centred s117 aftercare plans
  • communicate effectively with a range of partners
  • undertake the initial and annual reviews of individuals s117 aftercare
  • work with health colleagues to discharge s117 eligibility where required
  • support successful transitions from children’s to adult services for people with s117 eligibility

Whilst experience of undertaking s117 activity is preferential you will be provided with extensive induction training with the wider team to support in-depth knowledge and understanding of s117.

The team will also undertake wider social care activities including safeguarding activity and Community DoL applications for individuals with s117 eligibility.

The team will also build on the success of the Mental Health Transfer of Care Co-ordinator pilot and pick up the link work with our local mental health hospitals (both within North Yorkshire boundaries and wider) to provide a point of contact for health colleagues and ensure oversight of all NYCC people on the ward.

The role will be a blend of virtual and face-to-face work.

We are recruiting to a number of posts across the county and would be particular interested in applicants wanting to work within the Vale of York, Scarborough / Whitby, Ryedale and Hambleton Richmond areas.

Both full and part time hours are available.

The team works alongside our NHS colleagues Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17:00 & Friday 08:30 to 16:30, and we offer flexibility within the hours of work, which can be discussed and considered. At present the team is not required to work weekends but this may be subject to change in the future should the service require it to do so.

This is a pivotal supporting role in North Yorkshire, and we have various offices available throughout North Yorkshire with excellent transport links from neighbouring areas.

North Yorkshire offers significant scale compared with the vast majority of other local authority areas, providing a unique opportunity to take your career in variety of directions. We can also offer you a wide range of benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’ and commitment to staff training and development.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Amelia Robertshaw Service Manager s117 on 01609 533097 or email

Or Natalie Boanas Team Manager on 07967469173 or

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The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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