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Social Worker

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

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At Northumberland County Council we are proud of our employees, who are passionate and committed to improving the lives of Adults within Northumberland ensuring they feel safe, healthy, happy and independent.

An exciting position has arisen within the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to recruit a permanent full time Adult's Social Worker.  Ideally we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and resilient person who has a passion for safeguarding and is registered with Social Work England.  The successful candidate will be responsible for screening contacts, contacting professionals and clients along with working with our partner agencies based within the team such as police, mental health, health and Children's Services.  You will need to be able to identify, analyse and manage risk as part of the role along with ensuring immediate safeguarding concerns are raised with the line manager.  Part of the role may also include completing visits on a duty basis and there may be opportunities to complete assessments.

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 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.

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

The salary for this role is £33486 - 37568

The post will be based within our Bedlington office with opportunities of home working.

Applications will be welcome from Newly Qualified and Experienced Social Workers

Essential Requirements:

• Degree in Social Work (or equivalent professional qualification)

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

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact: Heather Mackenzie, Team Manager on 07971511114 or heather.mackenzie@northumberland.gov.uk

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 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

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

Please visit: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Working-for-Northumberland-County-Council.aspx for more information regarding our benefits.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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