Application deadline 2nd June 2019
Job reference 1807425
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37
Salary £29,636-£34,788 per annum

Social Care Assessor

Colburn (Yorkshire Dales)


Full time

North Yorkshire is a great place to live and work. North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) is a great organisation to work for. We are leading the way in integrated and collaborative working with individuals and our partners. Through promotion of a strengths-based approach, delivering innovative solutions and improved outcomes for people, families and carers is a fundamental aim of the council’s vision.

It is a great time to join NYCC as we build a positive future for Adult Social Care within the Health and Adult Services directorate and we are currently looking for a Social Care Assessor to join our planned care based in Colburn.

Delivering excellent front line services that promote the wellbeing of the residents of North Yorkshire, you will contribute to providing a statutory social work service to adults with health and social care needs. You will contribute to achieving high quality, timely and person-centred needs assessments, safeguarding enquiries, care planning, risk assessments, intervention and review appropriate to the work of the team or service unit. Using a strength-based approach, you will enable people to achieve their personalised outcomes.

At NYCC we know that our employees are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of North Yorkshire.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with adults and able to make crucial decisions and problem solve, whilst meeting customer requirements and working towards team objectives. The ability to work both independently as well as part of a wider team will be vital.

You will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and safeguarding as well as all other relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adults with long term conditions. To be successful you will have a flexible approach to work with an aptitude for working independently and embracing change. You will be required to travel across the locality so having access to transport is essential.

You will have a commitment to your own ongoing social work education and be ready to develop your career, for instance through training to become a Safeguarding Enquiry Officer, practice educator and/or Best Interest Assessor.

Given the current makeup of our team, we are looking for currently looking for experienced social workers.

In return we can offer a modern and flexible working environment as well as:
• A competitive salary – negotiable dependant on experience
• Career development pathway
• Assessed and Supported Year in Employment
• Comprehensive training package
• Regular supervision and peer support from the Senior Social Worker and Safeguarding Officer
• An annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days plus the option to buy more
• Flexible working – up to 12 days per year
• Defined benefit pension Scheme
• Free onsite parking
• Car loan and lease scheme
• Paid mileage
• Pool car scheme available
• Comprehensive staff discount scheme

This position will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure check and you must be qualified with a social work degree, social work qualification (Dip.SW; BA Social Work) or equivalent. You will need to be HCPC registered.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Rachael Jennings, North Dales Planned Care Team Manager.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date for applications: 2nd June

Interview date: Friday 14th June 2019

Interview venue: White Rose House, Northallerton

How to apply

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