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Social Worker - Adults

  • Employer
    South Tyneside Council
    Adults and Integrated Care Services, South Tyneside
    Closing date
    Noon on 16 February 2020
    £29,636 to £36,876 pa Career Grade (Bar at £31,371 & £32,878 & £34,788)
    Strategic group
    Children Adults and Health
    Office ID

(Let's Talk/Integrated Community Team/Hospital Discharge Team/Adults Mental Health/Adults with Learning Disabilities/Safeguarding Adults)

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.

Working with people and their families and carers' remains a central part of what we do to ensure that they are able to make choices and decisions about their lives. Focusing upon individual outcomes; putting the person in control and making the best use of our resources are at the heart of our Adult Social Care Strategy.  

Our aim is to work with all our partners and deliver Practice to be Proud of to support the people of South Tyneside to Live Better Lives. To enable us to do this, we are changing our practice to have conversations to find out what really matters to the people we work with and we are getting to know what there is in our communities, so we can link people with the right support.

We remain committed to developing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, of openness and transparency and of inspirational leadership, grounded in our values and behaviour framework: Moving Forward Together: Our Values; Our Behaviours; Our Future.

We want to recruit people who share this aim and provide them with the training and development to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

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

If you are committed to adults having choice and control over their support, maximising opportunities for independence and well-being and working in partnership, then this is the job for you.

For an informal discussion about the opportunities available please contact Jeanette Penman, Principal Social Worker on 0191 424 7491 or Lesley Carlisle, Business Change Manager on 0191 4246175 or email

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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