Social Care Practitioner (Neighbourhood Team - South)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/04/2024 12:00
£25,119 to £31,364 pa Career Grade (Bar at £26,421 & £28,770 pa)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Clarendon, Hebburn
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Apr
Further Information
Social Care Practitioner (Neighbourhood Team - South)
£25,119 to £31,364 pa Career Grade (Bar at £26,421 & £28,770 pa)

Are you a Social Care Practitioner 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:
We are pleased to advertise a Social Care Practitioner role within our Neighbourhood South Team.

Social Care Practitioners are based in teams across Adult Social Care with qualified Social Workers and Managers, and work with the people of South Tyneside who have care and support needs. The role involves building excellent relationships with people, their families, and carers to understand what is already working well and what really matters to them. Using creative thinking, knowledge of the community, our partnerships and services, Social Care Practitioners help people, regardless of their circumstances, achieve their goals for a safe, happy, healthy life.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Building relationships with adults, families, and support networks to identify strengths and design and agree ways to achieve the person’s goals using our Let’s Talk Together Approach.
  • Undertaking visits to meet with adults face to face at various locations within borough, and occasionally beyond.
  • Being curious and asking questions to identify potential risks which need to be considered and addressed.
  • Being committed to keeping adults safe where risks are identified in line with Making Safeguarding Personal.
  • Maintaining accurate records that represents the person’s wishes and goals and demonstrates any decision-making rationale.
  • Participate in meetings with other professionals, advocate for the person and strive for the best outcome.

About You:
You will be passionate about working with people. Friendly and approachable, calm and well organised, you will thrive on being part of high performing teams. You will think ‘outside of the box’ and must have the drive and ambition to make a positive contribution to your team and the service.

You might be a school leaver or recent graduate looking for the next step. Or perhaps you work in the care sector and are looking for an opportunity to progress. Whatever your background, this is a real opportunity to either embark on, or further develop a career in Adult Social Care.

We welcome applications from people who have care experience and hold adult care related qualifications (eg Health and Social Care L2 or L3), but also from those who may be embarking on a career in Adult Social Care and can demonstrate significant motivation for a career in the sector. There are opportunities across the salary range dependent on qualifications, skills and experience; but regardless of which point in your career you join us at, there are a wealth of opportunities to learn, develop and progress through the salary range supported by our training and apprenticeship opportunities specific to you, including future opportunities to access our Social Work Degree Apprenticeship programme.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Asten Westwood asten.westwood@southtyneside.gov.uk; Emma Manson emma.manson@southtyneside.gov.uk; or Eppie Gibb eppie.gibb@southtyneside.gov.uk

We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere

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: 24 April 2024
Interviews for this post will take place on: 14 May 2024