Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/08/2021 22:59
£29,577 - £32,910 per annum or £33,782 - £37,890 per annum
Hours per week:
37 Hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 Aug
Further Information

Newcastle City Council Adult Services Department would like to recruit a Social Worker to join the Drug and Alcohol Social Work team for a 12 month period. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to be part of a small, specialist team to provide a social work service for adults who are wanting to access residential rehabilitation services.
The postholder will need to have an appropriate Social Work qualification and have good knowledge of issues relating to alcohol and substance misuse, treatment and recovery.
This post has been created to support adults who have been in contact with the Criminal Justice System to access appropriate drug and alcohol treatment including improved access to residential rehabilitation facilities. A key part of this role will be to strengthen links and develop appropriate treatment pathways with partner agencies.
You will offer advice and information to individuals wanting to access residential rehabilitation services, and to staff working within drug and alcohol and criminal justice services. You will carry out assessments and where appropriate carry out preparatory work and coordinate and manage admissions to residential rehabilitation facilities. You will need to work in partnership and develop good relationships with local and national treatment services.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion please contact Lisa Scorfield, Team Manager by email at lisa.scorfield@newcastle.gov.uk

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.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.