Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/12/2023 23:59
£37,336 - £41,418
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Eddie Ferguson House, Ridley Street, Blyth
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 Dec
Further Information
Social Worker, Adult Social Care – Full time (37 hours), permanent – Based in Eddie Ferguson House, Blyth 

We have started on a new journey in social care in Northumberland with restructured teams creating a new platform which aims to give even better support to vulnerable adults and their loved ones in the County. As part of these changes, we are looking for experienced Social Workers to work in our Care and Support Teams based in Eddie Ferguson House.  

About the role:  
As a key worker for adults with care needs, over 18 years of age, you will be the main point of contact for support and advice to them and their families. You will also lead in ensuring their safety in their day to day lives and to help them live as full and independent a life as possible. The role will include responsibility for completing needs assessments, taking into consideration safeguarding, reviewing the need for continuing healthcare and promoting self-directed support.  

You will work within a Care and Support Team which include social workers and care managers who will link closely with GP practices, community health services and district nurses. You will need to have a strong commitment to enabling and empowering service users to live independently in the community and help them think creatively about how they can do that.  

There will be a focus on managing risk and ensuring service users are protected from significant harm. You will need to be able to work well within a team and independently, have good time management skills and an ability to prioritise. You also need strong interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills.  

Solid IT skills are also needed to be able to input, use and retrieve data and information although full system training will be given. 

If you are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, we would like to hear from you!

Essential Requirements:  
• Degree in Social Work (or equivalent professional qualification)  
• Social Work England Registration

For more information about the vacancy please contact Emma Webb, Team Manager on 07976262002 or Shauna Hodge, Team Manager on 07342062853 

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
  • NCC Band 8 salary £37,336 - £41,418 
  • 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

Further 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.