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Social Worker

Employer
Northumberland County Council
Location
Northumberland
Salary
£33,486 - £37,568
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland? if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

We have started on a new journey in social care in Northumberland with restructured teams creating a new platform which aims to give even better support to vulnerable adults and their loved ones in the County. 

As part of these changes, we are looking for a Social Worker to join our Care and Support Team in Dene Park House, Hexham 

About the role

As a key worker for adults with care needs over 18 years of age, you will be the main point of contact for support and advice to them and their families.  You will also lead in ensuring their safety in their day to day lives and to help them live as full and independent a life as possible. 

The role will include responsibility for completing needs assessments, taking into consideration safeguarding, reviewing the need for continuing healthcare and promoting self-directed support.  

You will work within a Care and Support Team which include social workers and care managers who will link closely with GP practices, community health services and district nurses. 

You will need to have a strong commitment to enabling and empowering service users to live independently in the community and help them think creatively about how they can do that.  There will be a focus on managing risk and ensuring service users are protected from significant harm.  

You will need to be able to work well within a team and independently, have good time management skills and an ability to prioritise.  

You also need strong interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills.  Solid IT skills are also needed to be able to input, use and retrieve data and information although full system training will be given. 

Applications will be welcome from New Qualified and Experienced Social Workers 

Essential Requirements:  

• Degree in Social Work (or equivalent professional qualification) 

For further information please see the attached job description and person specification here 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

  • A starting salary of £33,486 (rising to £37,568 Band 8)
  • 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Car Leasing Scheme

If you are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, we would like to hear from you. 

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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