Social Worker - Adult Safeguarding
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Social Care - Adult Service
POS004643 & POS004644
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work.
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Social Work practitioner to work within the Adult Safeguarding team.
The team has a statutory function in undertaking adult safeguarding enquiries in response to concerns of alleged abuse/neglect. The team is committed to safeguarding adults deemed to be at risk and operate within the Teeswide Policy and Procedures as agreed by the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board (TSAB).
The main aims of the team are to:
• To prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect to adults with Care and Support needs;
• To stop abuse or neglect wherever possible;
• To safeguard adults in a way that supports them to make choices and have control about the way they want to live;
• To promote an approach that concentrates on improving life for the adult concerned;
• To address what has caused the abuse or neglect.
In-depth knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is essential in order to ensure the work undertaken by the team complies with the law and prioritises the well-being and safety of adults with Care and Support needs.
The successful candidate will be skilled in problem-solving and risk management. The role requires an ability to remain calm and focused whilst balancing a variety of demands.
It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at Grade J-L to maintain a skills balance within the team.
We offer an excellent total reward package including a competitive salary, generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Terry Elliott, Team Manager on (01642) 526980