Location: The East Locality Team cover the East side of the Middlesbrough area. The service is very keen to promote flexible/blended working for all staff. This includes agile working at home as well as other Middlesbrough Council bases.

The East Locality Team works with adults over 18 who have a range of short term and long term needs for example physical or mental health needs; substance use; domestic abuse and homelessness. As part of the initial assessment process we are committed to promoting independence, offering information, advice and guidance and providing short term interventions such as reablement, where possible.

Middlesbrough Council is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We have strong Council Values that underpin every aspect of the council and the services we provide. New staff joining Middlesbrough can expect a welcome induction from the Chief Executive as well as a full induction programme within the team. Middlesbrough is passionate about improving the lives of all of its residents and are working hard to deliver bespoke services to meet the change in demand. We are seeking to recruit social workers committed to providing a high quality service, be effective in meeting tight deadlines and can ensure they represent the council’s values in order to provide a positive customer experience.

Middlesbrough Council offer superb training and development opportunities via our online training portal and through our workforce development lead. As a service we are also committed to supporting our staff and providing a healthy work culture. Staff have access to regular supervisions as well as other staff support forums.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is adaptable change and who can support the Team Manager to ensure that the team delivers an effective social work service, which meets the needs of adults and their carers, whilst maintaining standards against our policies and procedures.

Applications are sought from individuals who are committed to demonstrating the values of Middlesbrough Council and who will also:

Have effective assessment and care management skills.

Be able to work in a busy environment and to tight time scales.

Be committed to multi-disciplinary working.

Be able to manage a varied caseload.

We will support you by providing regular supervision and access to training.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals (CSS, CQSW, DipSW, Degree in Social Work). Applicants should also be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Salary: £40,478 – £42,503, plus 10% market supplement £4,047 – £4,250 (This additional 10% will be reviewed at the end of March 2024)

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