Access Safeguarding Social Worker x 3

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
27/09/2021 23:59
£27,041 - £33,782
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
27 Sep
Further Information

Reference: R0001628

Directorate: Adult Social Care and Health Integration

Service Area: Prevention Access and Provider Services

Salary: £27,041 - £33,782

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contractual Status: Permanent

Location: The Access and Safeguarding Team cover the whole of the Middlesbrough area. The service is very keen to promote flexible working for all staff. This includes agile working at home as well as other Middlesbrough Council bases.

If you are you looking for a new challenge then apply for a Social Work position in the Access Safeguarding Team! We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced or newly qualified Social Worker to join us as we add to our current workforce.

The Safeguarding Social Worker role involves working with adults over 18 who are at risk of abuse or neglect. The role will involve triaging safeguarding concerns and undertaking initial enquires in line with the Teeswide Safeguarding Board (TSAB) policies and procedures. Successful candidates must be able to evaluate and analyse information gathered and evidence sound decision making. This requires in depth knowledge of the Care Act 2014, Making Safeguarding Personal, The Human Rights Act 1998 and the Mental Capacity Act 2004.

Additional responsibilities include giving advice and guidance in relation to Safeguarding to members of the public and to professionals.

The Access Social Worker role involves working with adults over 18 who have a range of short term and long term needs for example physical or mental health needs; substance use; domestic abuse and homelessness. As part of the initial assessment process we are committed to promoting independence, offering information, advice and guidance and providing short term interventions such as reablement, where possible. Due to the varied nature of the team we are therefore looking for a social worker who is adaptable and is able to work with a varied caseload.

Middlesbrough Council is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We have strong Council Values that underpin every aspect of the council and the services we provide. New staff joining Middlesbrough can expect a welcome induction from the Chief Executive as well as a full induction programme within the team. Middlesbrough is passionate about improving the lives of all of its residents and are working hard to deliver bespoke services to meet the change in demand. We are seeking to recruit Social Workers committed to providing a high quality service, be effective in meeting tight deadlines and can ensure they represent the council’s values in order to provide a positive customer experience.

Middlesbrough Council offer superb training and development opportunities via our online training portal and through our workforce development lead. For ASYE Social Workers we provide a high level of support to staff with experienced Social Workers providing regular and tailored guidance and input with regular staff catch ups and development sessions. As a service we are also committed to supporting our staff and providing a healthy work culture. Staff have access to regular supervisions as well as other staff support forums.

Applications are sought from individuals who are committed to demonstrating the values of Middlesbrough Council and who will also:

Have effective assessment and care management skills.

Be able to work in a busy environment and to tight time scales.

Be committed to multi-disciplinary working.

Be able to manage a varied caseload.

We will support you by providing regular supervision and access to training.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals (CSS, CQSW, DipSW, Degree in Social Work). Applicants should also be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Health and Care Professions Council.

At interview you will have the opportunity to express a preference for the Access or Safeguarding positions.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date: Monday 27th September 2021 by 12 midnight.