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Adults Social Worker (Peripatetic) x2

Northumberland County Council
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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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 2 Peripatetic Social Workers to work into our Care and Support Team.  You will be based in Eddie Ferguson House, Blyth but will be required to move around teams as and when required. 

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 futher information please see the attached job description and person specification here

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

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)

- Car Leasing Scheme

- Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

For an informal discussion about these opportunities please contact Kirsty Randall, Senior Manager:

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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