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Re-ad DBS3596 Senior Practitioner

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/07/2019 23:59
£35,934 - £39,782pa pro rata + market supplement
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Our Emergency Duty team provides a crisis intervention type response to requests for support that come to the Council outside of office hours. This provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced progressed worker with experience in childrens and adults social care to lead this work operationally and help with our strategic development of the service.

You will cover shifts, on a rota basis with colleagues, from 5pm (4.30 pm Fridays) to 12 pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 12pm Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays. You will be based at an office with other colleagues covering elements of crisis response but will be expected to triage, assess and risk assess calls coming through to provide the appropriate response which could include accessing provision of support, liaising with family and friends to support the person in the short term or deciding that no immediate action is required. . The period between 12pm and 8 am will be covered from the employees own home on an on –call basis. You will be expected to assess and risk assess the calls coming through Care Call for social care intervention with a view to ensuring that the situation is kept safe until the next available working day. This will include providing advice, information and signposting, negotiating with informal forms of support to provide support and co-ordinating and accessing resources. The post holder will provide a service to all age groups. Whilst there is an office base, there is a requirement to travel across the borough ( and occasionally outside the borough to neighbouring authority areas) to complete appropriate assessment

The salary in enhanced by 20% with a market supplement. It is of note that the postion covers out of hours periods and therefore the salary encompasses the fact that the post holders are required to work during public holiday periods.

Managers are available on call to provide professional and managerial support.
For further information please contact: lisa.harvey@northtyneside.gov.uk 0191 6432228

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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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