Advanced Practitioner (Neighbourhood Teams)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
15/04/2024 12:00
£45,441 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Clarendon, Hebburn
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Closing date:
15 Apr
Further Information
Advanced Practitioner (Neighbourhood Teams)
£45,441 pa

Are you in a similar senior role or an experienced Social Worker looking to take that next step in your professional career – If so, we want to hear from you! In return, we will provide you with a comprehensive learning and development programme, and the opportunity to expand your PQ to support your future progression.
About Us: Adult Social Care is changing in South Tyneside.  We are a forward-thinking Council that is developing innovative approaches to meet our challenges. Focusing on People, Place and Partnerships, this is a great time to join us.  We have developed a new 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care to help support the next stage of our journey.  Working closely with all our partners our vision for the future is to see every person in South Tyneside with care and support needs “Living Better Lives”, to fully utilise their strengths and assets, to remain safe and well; in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.  We want to work with all our partners to ensure the person only need tell their story once and that they have equal voice in co-ordinating their care and support.  We understand promoting the importance of social justice and inclusion, respecting people’s rights, citizenship and participation.
Joining us at this time will ensure you are at the forefront of helping to develop and embed co-production and co-delivery, delivering new models of working through our Adult Social Care framework, leading on streamlining our processes and contributing to our ambitious plans to fully embed our strengths-based practice, improve services and deliver better outcomes for the people of South Tyneside.   We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones. Through the development of our new Values and Behaviour Framework we will fully support staff to become Curious, Accountable, Responsive and Empowered (CARE).
About the Role:  
As a key member of the leadership team, Advanced Practitioners are expected to play a leading role, assisting their Neighbourhood Manager to undertake reflective supervision and facilitate practice improvement, motivating and inspiring our practitioners to provide the highest standards of practice, that delivers positive outcomes for people, carers’ and their families.
Carrying a small, protected caseload of complex cases, the postholder will co-work as well as manage their own caseload. Providing coaching and mentoring for team members and students, they will help to raise standards of practice and ensure the service delivers a high-quality strength based social work service.   
In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to expand your CPD opportunities to develop your ongoing Social Work progression, including supporting you to become a Practice Educator.
About You: Driven by research, innovation and the desire to develop best practice, you must demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation and the NHS Continuing Health Care Framework and be willing to undertake further bespoke learning and development. 
Registered with Social Work England and having significant post qualification experience, you will want to continue practicing in a setting that believes that people are at their healthiest and happiest when they are supported to remain independent, close to the people they love and who love them, in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.
This is a great opportunity for someone with the right drive and ambition to join our highly motivated team.  The successful applicant will share our enthusiasm, contributing to and influencing improved performance at an individual, team and service level. 
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Trudy Tindale, Trudy.Tindle@southtyneside.gov.uk or Kadria Kassim Kadria.Kassim2@southtyneside.gov.uk
South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
For those posts where there is a requirement to either work in or enter a Care Quality Commission Regulated Care Home (CQC) it would be preferred but optional, that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medical exempt) as a condition of employment.
Please note that if you apply for this role, all communication regarding your application will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, please ensure you check your junk mail.
Closing date: Noon, 15 April 2024
Interviews for this post will take place on 24 April 2024