Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£37,336 - £41,418
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Adult Service
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information
X2 Social Worker – Adult Social Care Substance & Alcohol Misuse Team

Northumberland Adult Social Care are looking for a motivated and passionate practitioners to take on an opportunity within the Substance & Alcohol Misuse Team.

Northumberland are developing a team to provide an integrated holistic approach to prioritising support to individuals aged 18 years and over working closely with partner agencies including drug & alcohol services, mental health practitioners, health, police and social care. The team will complete joint assessments with partner agencies, identify interventions, responding to crisis situations and working with individuals to improve outcomes. This will include considering residential rehab for some clients. The team will sit alongside the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and work with partner agencies to identify risks and interventions to support adults in the community.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with clients where alcohol and substances are an identified issue, have experience in providing direct harm reduction work and have knowledge of interventions and individual treatment programs to ensure adults are supported to stop using alcohol and substances and reduce the associated risks form these to both themselves and to their communities.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic practitioner to deliver high quality services across the Northumberland area. In addition, you will be provided with:
  • Regular line management supervision
  • A supportive environment
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Flexible Working
  • Starting salary of £37,336
  • Training opportunities

For an informal discussion, please contact Heather Mackenzie, Senior Manager on 01670 536400.

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • Car leasing scheme

Futher information:
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.  

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications
Please note
This job is closed for applications.