South Tyneside Council

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Social Worker - Children's

Why work for South Tyneside - the key benefits?

Not only is South Tyneside a great place to live and bring up your family, it is also a great place to work. As a children's social worker in South Tyneside you will benefit from: low caseloads, excellent ICT case recording systems, strong support from experienced Managers, extensive specialist training opportunities, carer pathway planning, access to the most up to date social work research, management development and the support you need to make a real difference to the children and families of South Tyneside.

We believe in children and young people and by offering the right service, at the right time and in the right way we can make a real and sustained change. This is why we have remodelled our children's home, developed an edge of care service, invested in our commitment to children and young people's participation, remodelled our front door team and continued to work hand in hand with our Early Help Team offering the best possible early intervention and support to help make that difference. 

What do we want in return?

We want social workers who have real commitment to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. We are looking for social workers who have experience of working with children in need and of carrying out safeguarding investigations in a multi-agency environment. We want social workers who are confident in carrying out assessments, assessing risk, presenting evidence in court and capable of accurately reflecting and reporting complex information to a variety of audiences. We want social workers who are organised and able to manage their workload independently, demonstrating initiative and creativity in their interviews and with the plans they make, whilst also being able to respond to unexpected situations and deal with potential conflict. We want people who care and have ambition for the children and young people they work alongside.

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Social Worker - Adults

(Integrated Community Team/Hospital Discharge Team/Adults Mental Health Team/Adults with Learning Disabilities Team/Targeted Review Team)

Adult Social Care is rapidly changing in South Tyneside. We are continuing our exciting journey of change which focuses on supporting our residents to live healthier lives longer, promoting independence and wellbeing, whilst delivering personalised services in partnership with them.

This is a challenging position and you may be assigned to one of the above teams. You will undertake a range of assessments and interventions to ensure those adults with care and support needs and their families and carers' achieve their desired outcomes.

South Tyneside Council is committed to partnership working and we are keen to lead the way in terms of innovation and new ways of working that are person centred and enables residents to access the right support at the right time with a focus on preventing and reducing need.

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Social Worker (Children's)

Location:Contact and Referral, Supporting and Strengthening Families, Integrated Looked After Children


Social Worker (Adults)

Location:South Tyneside