Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/01/2019 15:45
£32,233 - £36,153 per annum.
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Closing date:
17 Jan
Further Information

37 hours per week. Fixed term for 12 months.

An opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing assertive outreach services to individuals with multiple complex needs, including mental ill-health, who are experiencing homelessness.

This is a friendly and supportive team headed by Changing Lives and funded by a Social Impact Bond. The project aims to address homelessness directly and to inform system change. The team is committed to person centred practice which helps promote independence, wellbeing and choice.

You will have a varied caseload that will include safeguarding work and engagement with service users and you will work closely with mental health colleagues within a multi-disciplinary framework to deliver good quality care and support. You will conduct assessments under the Care Act and link disengaged people in to mainstream services.

Applicants must have a relevant Social Work qualification such as a Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent. Experience of working in mental health and homelessness is desirable.

Professional support and supervision will be provided by the Team Manager of the Community Mental Health Team.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kirsty Wilkinson, Project Manager, Changing Lives on 0191 3293431 or Penny Hardman, Social Work Team Manager, on 0191 277 2355.

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Please note
This job is closed for applications.