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Grade J. (£34,728 - £37,890).
Social Care - Adult Service
Gateshead Council is a visionary and ambitious Local Authority - ambitious for Gateshead the place, and for the people who live and work here.
We have made significant investment into our Adult Social Care Service (including the MAART team) and are also embarking on a major transformation programme.
The Gateshead Multi Agency Assessment and Referral Team (MAART) co-locates Northumbria Police and Adult Social Care in order to improve the initial response to adult concerns in relation to vulnerable adults.
The role of the MAART is to bring together key partners and forge stronger links with other agencies which enables information to be shared quickly and effectively and allows better informed decisions and actions to be made by all involved.
MAART will provide an early intervention for Gateshead residents who are experiencing chaotic lifestyles, multiple exclusions and negative social outcomes for themselves, families and communities but who may not meet eligibility criteria under the Care Act; and are not engaging with services.
The post offers the chance to gain experience working in a multi-agency environment across a wide range of subjects including, homelessness, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, mental health, self-neglect (including hoarding) and mate crime.
You will have knowledge of relevant Legislation such as Care Act 2014, Safeguarding Adults Legislation Policy and Guidance, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
You will hold a relevant professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing and be able to demonstrate direct clinical experience of working with those who have mental illness/disorder with an advanced understanding and expert knowledge of common and complex disorders. Have advanced understanding and expert knowledge of national and local issues in relation to those with mental illness/disorder.
You will be highly resilient and must have experience of managing risk and being involved in Adult safeguarding processes.
You will also have a current driving licence and access to a car or means to mobility support. You will have effective communication skills, a flexible and self-motivated approach and be committed to equal opportunities, anti-oppressive practice and interagency working. You will have good IT skills and can make accurate recording of case observations and be able to prioritise your workload and manage competing demands. It is essential that you can work as part of a team and using your own initiative and have the ability to identify when support, advice and guidance is required.
A commitment to continuous professional development and a willingness to undertake relevant training as required by the Local Authority is essential.
If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk