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Re-ad 4094 Social Work Policy and Practice Manager

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/07/2021 23:59
£41,881 - £46,845 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Job details 

Closing date:
4 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Isn’t it time to come and work for an Authority where the role you play makes a real difference to the people of North Tyneside that we serve and the colleagues that you will work with.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time permanent Social Work Policy and Practice Manager. You will be an experienced registered social worker and you will be responsible for working with our social work teams across a range of service specialities to facilitate and support with complex care packages, providing scrutiny and specialist input to high cost packages. The post holder will lead on identifying and sourcing suitable providers, scrutinising and validating costs, ensuring that where appropriate, Health funding has been secured, Assistive Technology has been considered and that Mental Capacity issues have been adequately addressed, prior to funding for individual support packages being agreed and services commissioned.

The post holder will ensure that systems are in place to enable Adult Social Care in conjunction with other relevant partners fulfils it statutory duties and responsibilities in terms of compliance with relevant social care legislation and guidance in relation to the Mental Health Act.

The post holder will work with colleagues in health to ensure that appropriate policies are agreed and funding arrangements are in place in respect of NHS Continuing Health Care and Section 117 Aftercare, and that appropriate governance arrangements are in place regarding the Local Authority’s duties relating to CHC Section 117. The post holder will also be responsible for monitoring performance in relation to CHC and 117, and for preparing reports for the Director of Adult Social Services (DASS).

The post holder will be responsible for leading with the interpretation and dissemination of key social care and health guidance and policies from the Department of Health and other national agencies in respect of all client groups, which will impact and/or will shape future care management practice or commissioning decisions. The post holder will work closely with operational managers to ensure that National legislation and policy is well embedded within the assessment teams.

The post holder will act as a reference point for practitioners, offering a wide range of specialist advice and guidance.

There are strong opportunities for personal development and for partnership working within the role.

North Tyneside Council offers a supportive and flexible working environment where colleagues are actively encouraged to work in an agile way. By joining our team you will access a range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, parking and opportunities to access additional annual leave, childcare vouchers and help with paying professional subscriptions.

For an informal discussion about the role please email: ellie.anderson@northtyneside.gov.uk

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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