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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Worker (Approved Mental Health Professional)

£37,849 - £40,760 per annum, pro rata

18.5 hours per week.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced qualified Social Worker to join the Out of Hours Social Work Duty Team. The team operates outside of normal office hours covering all urgent Social Work needs for Children and Vulnerable Adults in Newcastle over evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

You would be part of a small but highly experienced and supportive team.

You should be adept at working closely with other agencies to assess and manage risk and to take a lead role in decision making where appropriate.

You must hold a relevant Social Work qualification such as the Social Work Degree, DipSW, CQSW or CSS and be registered with the HCPC. You should also have a minimum of at least 2 years post qualifying experience working in a statutory role with Children or Vulnerable Adults. You should have Approved Mental Health Practitioner status.

The post holder is required to work as part of a duty rota and to work flexibly to ensure adequate cover for the service. There is also a requirement to undertake standby duties. Additional allowances and enhancements are payable for evening and weekend working in accordance with the single status day time matrix.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

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As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


  16 May 2019

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