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Social Worker - Sensory Support

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/11/2018
Advert End Date:
16/12/2018 23:59
Salary:
£26,470.00 - £38,052.00 annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
181936
Employment Location:
Stockton-On-Tees
Post Number:
009605

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Dec


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Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full-time Sensory Support Social Worker, based initially at Ideal House in Thornaby. The team is staffed by Social Workers, Social Care Officers and administrative officers and is now part of the newly formed Early Intervention and Prevention Service.

The Team responds to requests for specialist assessments of need relating to adults and children with sensory needs. The main aims of the team are to:
- Assess needs
- Prevent the escalation of needs/risks and promote well-being
- Promote independence and quality of life
- Minimise the impact of on-going needs upon the lives of those with long term conditions before referring onwards for support planning services
- Delay the on-set of long term needs for formal support by promoting independence and working with people and their families to use community resources and informal networks effectively.

The successful applicant will be able to effectively manage a caseload of short-term clients and therefore organisational and problem-solving skills are essential.

This post is open to both experienced and Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs).
NQSWs will be supported to complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Jenny Wardle, Team Manager, on 01642 527368.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.

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