Social Worker.3383

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
12/12/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"McDonald House, Berwick"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
12 Dec
Further Information

We have a vacancy in the Children and Family Social Work Team for an experienced Social Worker (completed their ASYE) covering the beautiful and rural North of Northumberland based in Berwick Upon Tweed town centre.

The team completes children and family assessments and supports children and families on Child in Need and Child Protection plans, children who are looked after and those in pre or actual care proceedings and within private law. The team consists of Social Work Support Assistants, Social Workers, Social Work Advanced Practitioners and two Team Managers. The team are very supportive and there is a strong emphasis on staff support, informal and formal supervisions, appraisals, professional and personal development, training, excellent team support and relationships with multi agency partners.
Northumberland have adopted the Signs of Safety practice model and there are opportunities for training and support around Signs of Safety.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £32,910.
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme).
- Opportunity to develop to an Advanced Practitioner.
- Essential car user allowance.
- Competitive annual leave provision.
- Flexi system.
- IT equipment to support staff working from home some days.
- A supportive environment.

Essential requirements - Please refer to job description.

This post is full time and permanent.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; and concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 123 or email jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk.

All applications to work on a part time basis will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

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.

If you would like to discuss the posts please contact Joyce Currie on 01670 629442, Neil Newcome on 01670 629447 (Team Managers) or Patrick Boyle on 01670624035 (Senior Manager).