Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
09/10/2020 12:00
£30,451 to £37,890 pa Career Grade (Bar at £32,234 & £33,782 & £35,745
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Integrated Safeguarding and Intervention Team – Triage, South Tyneside
Post Number:
Closing date:
9 Oct
Further Information

Social Worker
(Integrated Safeguarding and Intervention Team – Triage, South Tyneside)
£30,451 to £37,890 pa Career Grade (Bar at £32,234 & £33,782 & £35,745)

The team operates as the front door to Children’s Social Care and as such is responsible for receiving, considering, prioritising and responding to all contacts and referrals. As a social worker you will be responsible for undertaking enquiries in order for decisions to be made in relation to outcomes of contacts and referrals. Responsibility for cases will transfer to another part of the service following the establishment of the plan and as such the team’s involvement with any individual case will be short term.

As a social worker you will have responsibility for making enquiries including speaking to service users and professionals. You will part of a multi agency team so will have excellent communications skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. You will contribute to daily multi-agency meetings in relation to decision making. You will be able to analyse information in a timely manner to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded.

The role will support the service achieve its goals of providing early support to children and families and ensuring children can safely remain within their own families and communities where ever this is in the child’s best interests. As a practitioner you will be expected to establish effective relationships with children, young people and families, employ evidence based and outcome focussed interventions that are designed to ensure a positive journey through intervention and support for the child and family.

We offer excellent training and development, carer development, robust reflective supervision as well as having excellent tools to help you in your daily practice. We are seeking to appoint experienced social workers who have already worked in a similar team and who are highly effective in safeguarding and assessment, meeting timescales and achieving the best possible outcomes for our children and young people. If you believe you can make the difference and are looking to join a team who will deliver and support then look no further.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Suzanne Storey, Practice Manager on (0191) 4244689.

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 www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 9 October 2020.

Please may we ask you to submit your Application form via email to jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk where possible. We apologise for any inconvenience but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays in the receipt and processing of posted Application forms.