Adult Social Care and Integrated Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Care Assessment Officer (Mental Health Recovery)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£26,446 - £29,174 per annum

Newcastle City Council would like to recruit a Social Care Assessment Officer to work in the mental health social work team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has experience of supporting adults with mental illness and has a desire to support adults towards their recovery goals. The role will be broad and will include direct work supporting adults, and conducting assessments, reviews and support plans under the Care Act.

You will need to provide support to AMHPs undertaking mental health act assessments on a rota basis, which will include some evening working. You will also have a key role in building links with community resources to support individuals to connect to their own communities.

Recent experience in an adult social work team environment is desirable for this post. You will work as part of an experienced, friendly and supportive team. Supervision and appraisal will be provided by one of the Social Work Team Managers.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Lisa Scorfield via email at to arrange a time to discuss.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

29 September 2022

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