Social Worker (unprogressed) - 2 posts

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/01/2020 22:59
£28,785 - £32,029 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Closing date:
16 Jan
Further Information

37 hours per week
Fixed term for 12 months

Newcastle City Council (NCC) have been successful in applying for funding to the Public Health England Rough Sleeping Grant: Testing Community Based Models of Access to Health Services.

The funding will enable a Dual Diagnosis Team (DDT) to be established that will work to provide specialist support and interventions to people rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping who experience mental health issues alongside substance misuse. The service and team will be developed in collaboration with our local mental health trust Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), and commissioned services that support people rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping.

The DDT will consist of two mental health social workers (employed by NCC) and two Dual Diagnosis Link Workers (employed by CNTW). This team will seek to increase access to primary care and specialist services for people who have either disengaged or have difficulty in accessing health care due to their multiple and complex needs by working closely with partner providers to support prevention of evictions as well as with the co-hort of rough sleepers currently identified.

We are looking for social workers who have an interest in working with people who are difficult to engage due to chaotic lifestyles complicated by substance mis-use and mental distress. Experience of working with homelessness and the ability to work creatively within a team will be an asset.

The post is fixed term for a period of 12 months with a start target date of February 2020.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Penny Hardman, Team Manager on 0191 2772355.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

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.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.