Palliative Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/01/2019 12:00
£29,055 to £36,153 pa pro rata Career Grade (Bar at £30,756 & £32,233 & £34,106)
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Assessment and Prevention, Integrated Community Delivery Teams
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Closing date:
22 Jan
Further Information

£29,055 to £36,153 pa pro rata Career Grade (Bar at £30,756 & £32,233 & £34,106)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the experienced and supportive integrated community team based at Clarendon House. You will need to be committed to person-centred working and enjoy a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment.

Palliative care social workers, work predominantly or exclusively with people living with terminal illnesses. Person-centred social work is core to palliative care. With the other multi-disciplinary professional team surrounding the person and those important to them, the social worker ensures that services and interventions take account of the whole person as well as their family. End of life care should help the individual to live as well as possible and with dignity. People who are approaching the end of life are entitled to high-quality care, wherever they're being cared for.

The setting for this kind of social work can be diverse and challenging. You will work with anyone that has a palliative care diagnosis and across boundaries and you will often be the link between health and social care, for the people that you will work with and your professional colleagues.
You will provide high quality and timely social care support responses to the needs of service users and their carers, in line with statutory requirements within the Care Act and Council policies and procedures.

You will also support the delivery of key areas of social work practice such as safeguarding, continuing health care, mental capacity assessments and best interest decisions within a multi-disciplinary setting.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Trudy Tindle, Team Manager – Integrated Community Delivery Teams on (0191) 2831692.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit alternatively you can email or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 22 January 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.