Social Worker

Norfolk County Council
North Walsham
£15,000 - £19,999
09 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Social Worker 48146 SSLE

Rebecca House, North Walsham

£14,818 - £15,685 per annum (Scale I)

18.5 hours per week

Permanent contract

We are looking for qualified and enthusiastic social workers to join our Northern Locality Adult Community Care Team, of Practice Consultants, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Assistant Practitioners, based at our offices in Fakenham or North Walsham.

We are located in the beautiful area of North Norfolk with 45 miles of stunning coastline, Blue Flag beaches, the unique Deep History Coast and breath-taking countryside.

North Walsham and Fakenham are Norfolk Market Towns, keeping the traditional weekly market alive, alongside numerous small independent businesses, cafes, high street names and multiple supermarkets. They have a range of nurseries, schools and colleges with good and outstanding Ofsted reports, new housing developments and sporting and social facilities.

Both towns have excellent bus networks into Norwich, and North Walsham has the additional value of being on the Sheringham to Norwich railway line. Norwich even has its own International Airport - a short hop to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enables you to travel the world!

We have embraced the Living Well approach, having been one of the first localities to adopt this way of working, and have embedded the value of individuals strengths, family and community support, to enable people to remain as independent and resilient as possible. This is ongoing work - to develop strong community links as well as maintaining the relationships with our 'traditional' service providers of care agencies, day centre providers, and residential and nursing homes.

We are a team in transition with a number of workers having moved to promoted roles, new career opportunities and beginning professional training. We are looking to recruit new team members, for both full time and part time roles, who are committed to working with our service user group of people over 65 years and younger adults with Physical Disabilities, to support and enable the best possible life outcomes. Ideally, you will have experience of working with this user group, a good understanding of the Care Act, Mental Capacity and Best Interest work, Safeguarding and be computer literate.

Our offices are co-located with our health colleagues, enabling a mutually supportive MDT approach to working with the people of North Norfolk. We have strong links with our GP surgeries and multi-agency teams who work across the locality.

We offer a warm welcome, modern office environment, flexible working hours, the ability to work remotely, regular professional supervision and annual professional development focus, as well as access to regular training opportunities.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Katherine Audus, Team Manager Angela Bevan, Team Manager - Northern Adult Social Care or Debbie Everett, Team Manager - Northern Locality on 01692 500550.

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Please quote job reference: 48146 SSLE

Closing date: 13 November 2019