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Social Worker

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Social Worker – Adult Social Care Substance & Alcohol Misuse Team

Northumberland Adult Social Care are looking for a motivated and passionate practitioners to take on an opportunity within the Substance use & Alcohol Team (SaAT)

Northumberland are developing a team to provide an integrated holistic approach to prioritising support to individuals aged 18 years and over working closely with partner agencies including drug & alcohol services, mental health practitioners, health, police and social care. The team will complete joint assessments with partner agencies, identify interventions, responding to crisis situations and working with individuals to improve outcomes. This will include considering residential rehab for some clients. The team will sit alongside the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub and work with partner agencies to identify risks and interventions to support adults in the community.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with clients where alcohol and substances are an identified issue, have experience in providing direct harm reduction work and have knowledge of interventions and individual treatment programs to ensure adults are supported to stop using alcohol and substances and reduce the associated risks form these to both them and to their communities.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic practitioner to deliver high quality services across the Northumberland area. In addition, you will be provided with:

· Regular line management supervision

· A supportive environment

· Career progression opportunities

· Flexible Working

· Starting salary of £37,336

· Training opportunities

For an informal discussion, please contact Munizah Gulzar, Team Manager SaAT on 07709721261

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis! 

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 

  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 

  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 

  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 

  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 

  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 

  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format: 
British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net 
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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