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Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Worker (LDA)

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

£32,878 - £36,876 per annum

2 x 37 hours per week

This is an exciting time to join Newcastle City Council and be part of delivering a first-class service as we continue to implement an ambitious and innovative programme that will reshape Social Work for those Adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

Building upon our strong track record of delivering a high-quality service in Newcastle, you will be actively involved in continuing to shape our approach to social work via a named worker model. In Adult Services we value social work, managers up to director level are all social work qualified and there is an emphasis on achieving best outcomes for the people who use our services.

You must be dynamic, committed to providing an excellent social work service and bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, their families and carers. You must be an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for adults.

Candidates will be required to have the determination, commitment and social work value base to create positive outcomes for adults and older people in the City.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience working in Adult Social Care and have relevant skills across a range of areas, for example Court of Protection work, partner agency working, often within tight timescales. You should have also knowledge of statutory requirements.

As a member of the team, you will play an important role in delivering a named worker, needs led, strengths-based service.

We recognise that in order to manage you too need good support, and we offer regular one-to-ones with a team manager, small group supervision sessions and regular team meetings.

You should hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC.

Newcastle is a great place to work and some of the benefits of working with us are:

• Generous annual leave plus Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• A range of flexible working options, including the ability to take two flexi days per month

• Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

• Working in a supportive team environment

• Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.

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.

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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:

5 December 2019

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