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Countywide Learning Disability Social Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
01/10/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/10/2021 23:59
Salary:
£32,910-£36,922
Allowances:
32910
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
211525
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
1

Job details 

Closing date:
15 Oct


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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three social work posts to join our enthusiastic countywide learning disabilities team in Northumberland. The post is a permanent contract. This is an opportunity to make a difference. You will work alongside other professional, promoting strength based approaches to practice and service delivery to adults with Learning disabilities.

You will work alongside and in partnership with individuals, families and carers using a range of interpersonal and communication skills in relationship to comprehensively assess complex psychosocial need, set objectives, develop care plans and deliver appropriate interventions. You will complete Care Act Assessments, Mental Capacity Assessments and collaborate with a range of external services to access any resources required to meet the care and support needs you have identified.

As you work to provide a comprehensive assessment, you will benefit from a good balance of autonomy and support. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your caseload but will have regular supervision and the full support of your Team Manager.

It is essential that you have a clear understanding of the Care Act and the Local Authorities statutory duties. We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Essential Criteria:

· Degree in Social Work (or equivalent)

· Experience of Social Work with adults you will have experience of working within Adult Social Care teams in particular with clients whose primary need is a learning disability.

· It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes.

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk//getmedia/7270ecd7-82bc-4a36-ba3e-05dfc35dc25e/3876_Adults-Social-Worker.aspx

The salary for this permanent role is £32910 - 36922

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive” Our Plan is to focus on:

· Living - we want you to feel safe, healthy and cared for

· Enjoying - we want you to love where you live

· Connecting - we want you to have access to the things you need

· Learning - we want you to achieve and realise your potential

· Thriving - we want to attract more and better jobs For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

Why choose us? Include COVID Response from NCC

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) · Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours

· Car Leasing Scheme

Please visit: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Working-for-Northumberland-County-Council.aspx for more information regarding our benefits.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

The closing date is 15 October 2021 at midnight

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