Early Intervention & Prevention Social Worker
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Social Care - Adult Service
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 exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for a full-time Social Worker to work within the Early Intervention and Prevention Social Work Team based at Tithebarn House, High Newham Road, Stockton-On-Tees. The team is staffed by a Team Manager, Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Social Care Officers and Administrative Officers.
The team responds to requests for assessments of need relating to adults over the age of 18 years who appear to have a need for care and support for a variety of reasons. The main aims of the team are to:
- Assess needs
- Prevent the escalation of needs/risks and promote well-being
- Minimise the impact of on-going needs upon the lives of those with long term conditions before referring onwards for support planning services where appropriate
- 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.
- Work in partnership with individuals, their families and Carers.
- Work in partnership with other services, teams and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
The successful candidate will be able manage a caseload of short-term clients and will work within legislative frameworks to deliver an effective service to our customers. Organisational and problem-solving skills are therefore essential.
In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, a generous leave entitlement, a supportive environment, and a commitment to continuous professional development with regular supervision and annual appraisal.
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.
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.
This post has been identified as suitable for flexible working which enables the postholder to work 40% of their working time away from the office.
This role requires flexibility to work contracted hours over a 7-day period from 7am-7pm, to meet the needs of the service.
From 11th November 2021, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (‘the Regulations’) come into force. This requires staff of CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing/personal care to have a full course of vaccination or hold a certified exemption from vaccination. This requirement also extends to visiting Professionals. This role has been deemed to be within the scope of the legislation and evidence of vaccination or exemption will be required as part of pre-employment checks.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jenny Wardle, Team Manager on 01642 527368.