DBS3419 Senior Practitioner

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/11/2018 23:59
£35,229 - £39,002 pa pro rata
20% market supplement
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
Closing date:
11 Nov
Further Information

Senior Practitioner grade 10 progressed social worker required.

The post is paid at grade 10 with an additional 20% market supplement (which is reviewed annually). It is of note that the position covers out of hours periods and therefore the salary encompasses the fact that the post holders are required to work during public holiday periods.

Our Emergency Duty team provides a crisis intervention type response to requests for support that come to the Council outside of office hours. This provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced progressed worker with experience in childrens and adults social care to lead this work operationally and help with our strategic development of the service.

The post holder will cover shifts, on a rota basis with colleagues, from 5pm (4.30 pm Fridays) to 12 pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 12pm Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays. The post holder will be based at an office with other colleagues covering elements of crisis response but will be expected to triage, assess and risk assess calls coming through to provide the appropriate response which could include accessing provision of support, liaising with family and friends to support the person in the short term or deciding that no immediate action is required. . The period between 12pm and 8 am will be covered from the employees own home on an on-call basis.

There is one part time temporary post available.

The post holder will be expected to assess and risk assess the calls coming through Care Call for social care intervention with a view to ensuring that the situation is kept safe until the next available working day. This will include providing advice, information and signposting, negotiating with informal forms of support to provide support and co-ordinating and accessing resources. The post holder will provide a service to all age groups. Whilst there is an office base, there is a requirement to travel across the borough (and occasionally outside the borough to neighbouring authority areas) to complete appropriate assessment.

Managers are available on call to provide professional and managerial support.

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information please contact, 0191 6432228 or by email

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.