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Senior Social Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
16/01/2020
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/01/2020 23:59
Salary:
Grade 9 (SCP 37-41) £39,782 - £43,662 - per annum
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
195030
Employment Location:
City Hospitals Sunderland and Outlying Hospitals as Required
Post Number:
50089541

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Jan


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Fixed Term for 12 months

An opportunity for a Senior Social Worker has become available in our Hospital Social Work Team. Applications are invited from professionally qualified Social Workers, with substantial experience as a Social Worker in this area of Adult Care. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a leadership position.

Sunderland City Council is a forward thinking, progressive Local Authority and our customers and carers need services that offer real support and help towards independence. Your role as a Senior Social worker, as part of a dynamic leadership team, will be to ensure a high-quality response, the most effective use of resources and to build on existing, positive relationships with our partner agencies.

You will be a key member of team working at the interface between health and social care in a fast pace dynamic Hospital setting. The role will also support include supporting other members of the team and achieving safe and timely discharges from Hospital, reducing delayed transfers of care.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and social care assessment skills, plus a solid understanding of the relevant statutory frameworks, and best practice. They will have proven experience, within a busy social work team and the ability to meet targets and deadlines, including management of Data Quality as well as working knowledge of MHA and MCA.


Sunderland City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The post holder will be subject to a disclosure and barring check.

For an informal discussion please contact Janette Hargreaves, Team Manager on 0191 569 9038.

There is commitment to personal development and the opportunity to contribute towards the strategic direction of the Department through involvement in working groups.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.


Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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