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Social Worker

Northumberland County Council
£33,486 - £37,568
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Mental Health social worker, Adult Social Care (full time 37 hrs per week)

We are looking for enthusiastic experienced and newly qualified mental health social workers to expand our adult social care team in North Northumberland.

Our team is a supportive, inclusive environment. We want our social workers to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to North Northumberland and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles.

We are aligned with the North Primary Care Networks covering towns and villages from Morpeth to Berwick, giving you the chance to work in some of the most beautiful countryside and coastal areas in England.

If you are passionate about making a positive difference to adults with mental health needs, we would like to hear from you.

About the role

We have recently restructured our teams to enable our community mental health social workers to work more closely with related health services.

Teams are now aligned with the Primary Care Networks developed as part of the NHS long term plan and secondary care services, and you will also work closely with Approved Mental Health Professionals, in Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Mental Health Trust.

Our vision is to develop the mental health social work role to be integrated with related health colleagues to deliver better outcomes for the people we support.

This is an opportunity to apply your social work/professional skills, values, and specialist knowledge in the context of working with complex ethical and legislative processes.

You will deliver a range of assessment and care interventions which will promote mental health wellbeing and social inclusion wherever possible.

The main responsibilities include:

To participate in and contribute to the multi-disciplinary team, articulating the social care perspective and ensuring that meeting the social care needs of service users retains a high priority and profile within the functioning of the team.

Case manage and undertake proportionate assessment and effective risk management of complex situations, understanding when to take positive risks as appropriate.

To provide professional leadership in situations which have highly complex case arrangements for assessment and support planning in situations which involve risk, complexity and safety of the service user and others.

To work in line with all relevant policies and procedures, including care planning, risk and safeguarding.

To provide written and verbal reports, appropriate for courts and other legal purposes, which are concise, informative and based on complex evidence to support problem solving and resolution.

Essential requirements:

-Degree in Social Work (or equivalent)

-Experience of Social Work with adults whose primary need is mental health

-Due to the nature of this role, it is an essential requirement that the post holder has a valid driving licence and has access to a car they can use for work purposes

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

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact : Team Manager Ian Hall – 07827 358062

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

- The salary is £33486 - £37,568 Band 8 (pay award pending)

- 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

- Car Leasing Scheme

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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