Social Worker.1770

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/12/2022 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Eddie Ferguson House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Dec
Further Information

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Disabled Children Team in Northumberland, and we are looking to recruit an experienced part time Social Worker to join our team in a newly created assessment role. The Disabled Children Team supports children and young people across Northumberland for those in need of statutory support and intervention.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out a range of statutory assessments of disabled children and their families, which will include assessments for Child in Need and Child Protection cases, as well as undertaking direct work with children and their families. This role will also include the completion of Carers Assessments where appropriate. The successful applicant will be passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with a range of complex needs and their families. You must hold a relevant social worker qualification, be registered with Social Work England and have completed your ASYE. This position involves managing cases across the county. The team offer a flexible approach to working via a hybrid model of office and home-based working.

Whilst we welcome applicants with a range of experience it would be desirable to have experience of working with children with disabilities and safeguarding.
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) · Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

Please visit: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Working-for-Northumberland-County-Council.aspx for more information regarding our benefits.

This is a permanent and based in Blyth, Northumberland and is 18.5 hours a week

The salary for this role is £32910 - 36922 (full time salary quoted)

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 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in 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.