Social Worker – Adult Safeguarding Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/03/2020 23:59
£26,999 - £38,813 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Closing date:
29 Mar
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Social Work practitioner to work within the Adult Safeguarding team based at Queensway House, Billingham.

The team has a statutory function in undertaking adult safeguarding enquiries in response to concerns of alleged abuse/neglect. The team is committed to safeguarding adults deemed to be at risk and operate within the Teeswide Policy and Procedures as agreed by Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB).

The main aims of the team are:

• To prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with Care and Support needs;
• To stop abuse or neglect wherever possible;
• To safeguard adults in a way that supports them to make choices and have control about the way they want to live;
• To promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adult concerned;
• To address what has caused the abuse or neglect.

In-depth knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential in order to ensure the work undertaken by the team complies with the law and prioritises the well-being and safety of adults with Care and Support needs.

The successful candidate will be skilled in problem-solving and risk management. The role requires an ability to remain calm and focused whilst balancing a variety of demands.

The successful applicant will report to the Team Manager. In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, a generous leave entitlement, a supportive environment and a commitment to continuous professional development with regular supervision and annual appraisal.

Applications are welcome from Newly Qualified Social Workers and they will be supported through the ASYE programme.

An online application form and further information is available from www.stockton.gov.uk/jobs

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Calum Titley, Team Manager, on 01642 527528.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.