Social Worker- Northallerton - (078767)

Northallerton, null, gb
Company: North Yorkshire County Council
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-08-01 18:10:26

About the job

Grad- J-K
Vacancy Hours- 37 per week
Contract Type- Permanent
Weekend Working- Yes
Interview Date- 27th August 2021
Venue for Interview - Virtual or White Rose House, Northallerton but TBC.

We are currently looking for a social worker to help us realise our ambition of ensuring that all residents of North Yorkshire live longer, healthier, independent lives.

Whether you are a newly qualified social worker looking for your first opportunity or whether you are an experienced social worker looking for a new challenge, this could be the role for you!

This unique opportunity is a full time, established post in our Discharge Hub Team. Based in Northallerton our team predominantly covers hospital discharges emanating from the South Tees Hospital Trust sites including James Cook, Friarage, and the Friary. We do also support Darlington Memorial Hospital, Bishop Auckland General Hospital and other outlying hospitals too with people who are being discharged from hospital living in the northern patch of North Yorkshire.

Working in a fast-paced environment, you will work closely with our health colleagues to ensure that seamless pathways of care are delivered under discharge to assess arrangements. You will undertake assessments under discharge to assess arrangements whilst being mindful of the importance of a strengths-based focus and preventative measures to ensure we have the person’s wellbeing at the heart of what we do. You may need to be involved in considering the Mental Capacity of people being discharged from hospital, if this is called into question and requires Best Interests decisions to be made on their behalf involving both families, health professionals and other relevant partners in our wider communities. We can be creative with the approaches that we use to ensuring that someone is able to have their needs met in a safe manner, whilst clearly noting the importance of thinking ‘Home First’.

At the same, you will be considering whether there are any informal carers who may need to be referred for assessments in their own right. Within your work, you will also have key responsibilities for ensuring that vulnerable adults are safe from harm but where harm or abuse is identified for ensuring relevant safeguarding enquiries are progressed.

We know Adult Social work is a challenging profession. Therefore, it’s important to us that our social workers have manageable workloads, supportive and transparent management and the opportunity for continuous professional development.

We strive and excel in giving our colleagues commitment and high levels of support, enabling them to become the best social workers they can be. We are committed to creating a healthy culture where our social workers feel able to share their views, to achieve work/life balance and to continually learn and develop new ways of working.

As an organisation, we promote a safe culture of support and learning which we expect all staff to endorse. We recognise the importance of the health and wellbeing of our employees, striving to ensure our staff have manageable case workloads and providing them with specialised administrative support, allowing focus on delivery of care services. We also support the AYSE (Assessed and Supported Year of Employment) programme for newly qualified Social Workers where you will be supported in your first full year of employment through reduced caseloads and enhanced supervision.

In addition to this we can also offer a range of benefits including generous leave entitlement, flexible working, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits. North Yorkshire is a modern council rolling out new technology including modern IT equipment, WIFI access across NYCC buildings, remote access and Skype – all enabling and supporting flexible working.

To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Social Work Qualification, DipSW or CQSW and you will have current registration with Social Work England. An Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please contact Paula Atkins, Team Manager on 07971 543819.

Closing date: 4th August 2021 
Interview date: 27th August 2021

To discuss the role, please contact Paula Atkins on 07971 543819 or

NYCC are committed to directlyrecruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agencysuppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to havea workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguardingand promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect allstaff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schoolsand external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are notresponsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and acceptno liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequentrecruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practicesshould be made directly with the third party.

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