Social Worker (Hospital Discharge)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
18/04/2024 12:00
£34,834 – £42,403 pa Career Grade (Bar at £36,648 & £38,223 & £40,221)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Home First Team - Hospital Discharge, South Tyneside District General Hospital, South Shields
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
18 Apr
Further Information
Social Worker
Adults and Integrated Care Services, Home First Team – Hospital Discharge  
Salary: SCP 26 £34,834 – SCP 34 £42,403 pa Career Grade (Bar at £36,648 & £38,223 & £40,221)

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.  With our new Council Leadership, and a recent service review, we are developing 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 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:
This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Social Workers to support the functions of the hospital discharge team.  This is a challenging position and you will undertake a range of assessments and interventions to ensure those adults with care and support needs and their families and carers’ achieve their desired outcomes.
South Tyneside Council is committed to partnership working and we are keen to lead the way in terms of innovation and new ways of working that are person centred and enables people to access the right support at the right time with a focus on preventing and reducing need.
If you are committed to adults having choice and control over their support, maximising opportunities for independence and well-being and wish to work in a busy hospital environment, then this is the job for you.
The successful applicants 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 Fiona Tupman-Smith, Team Manager on (0191) 4268117, fiona.tupman-smith@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.
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Closing date: Noon, 18 April 2024
Interviews will take place on 2 May 2024