Senior Social Work Practitioner (2 posts)
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£37,849 - £40,760 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Social Care - Adult Service
Newcastle upon Tyne
Community Health and Social Care Direct
An opportunity has arisen for 2 qualified Senior Practitioner Social Workers to join Community Health and Social Care Direct Team. This is a friendly and supportive team committed to person-centred practice which helps promote independence, wellbeing and choice.
Community Health and Social Care Direct Team provide the first point of contact for Adult Social Care across Newcastle upon Tyne. Your role will include; responding to crisis/emergency situations, triaging referrals, managing workflow, completing adult assessments and carers assessments, often in complex and challenging situations.
You will provide information, advice and support to prevent the need for long term support and promote independence. The role requires you to be flexible, adapt quickly and have the ability to make sound judgements, often in an emergency. You will also assist and support colleagues with their continuing professional development and mentor newly qualified and less experienced staff with some supervisory role. You will be committed to integration and have the ability to work in an MDT environment.
The role is fast paced and requires a high level of ability to undertake effective decision making with confidence and in liaison with other services. You must be able to use IT systems to accurately record actions and assessments and update file notes in a timely manner.
You must have a relevant social work qualification, such as Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and current HCPC registration.
Professional support, supervision and appraisal will be provided by the Team Manager of Community Health and Social Care Direct Team.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the relevant barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
For an informal discussion please contact either Johanne Slater or Steven Fox, Team Managers at Community Health and Social Care Direct on 0191 278 8377.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.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.