Social Worker - Adults Gateway Duty Team

Location Wallsend
Job type Contract
Salary £178.20 - 178.20 per day
Contact Leon Ali
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Reference 167685

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Worker to work based in Wallsend, within the Adults Gateway Duty Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £178.20 per day and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • Provide a professional and comprehensive social work service that delivers person-centred care and support services to adults in North Tyneside
  • Help people to help themselves in order to prevent and delay the social care needs of individuals by connecting them with others, with the community or universal services
  • Work under the direction of the Team Manager and Lead Practitioner to provide an effective Adult Social Care service for the delivery of high quality and proportionate assessment, person-centred care and support planning and review of customers and their carers
  • Practice in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework - Professionalism; Values & Ethics; Diversity; Rights, Justice & Economic Wellbeing; Critical Reflection & Analysis; Intervention & Skills; Contexts & Organisations; Professional Leadership
  • Work at the direction of the  Team Manager and Lead Practitioner in the delivery and development of the Community Teams
  • Work at the direction of the Team Manager/Lead Practitioner in the effective and efficient operation of the team
  • Undertake proportionate assessment of need and produce care and support plans in line with the Care Act and Statutory duties
  • Ensure consistency of application of National Eligibility Criteria in line with Council policy
  • The promotion of a strengths and assets based approach to assessment and care and support planning
  • Have a role in prevention and assisting people to access universal wellbeing services i.e self service, IT, Reablement/enablement, suitable housing options, assistive technology and utilising community assets
  • Offer advice, information, signposting and assisted signposting
  • Build relationships with individuals and groups
  • Develop a knowledge of community resources and networks and to work in an imaginative and creative way to a common aim
  • Connect people with each other; with the community and with appropriate services
  • Ensure good networks are established with other professionals and voluntary/community organisations
  • Support the use and promotion of Direct Payments
  • Ensuring performance objectives and targets are implemented within their role, and work within systems to monitor performance
  • Ensure budgets and financial thresholds are adhered to
  • Work within health and safety arrangements, and take appropriate responsibility for their own Health and Safety and that of others
  • The promotion, development and use of Safeguarding within the team including attending strategy meetings and undertaking investigations
  • Work within the context of Children’s Safeguarding and the Whole Family Approach, where appropriate
  • Provide appropriate advice in relation to complaints from customers
  • Maintain social work registration with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and adhere to HCPC Code of Conduct
  • Have a caseload appropriate to their knowledge, skills and service area
  • Provide leadership on statutory requirements i.e. CHC, Section 117 and Care Act responsibilities
  • Undertake duty functions and respond to urgent referrals as required, as per the functions of the team in which the post holder is based
  • Undertaking accredited and in house development and training as appropriate and as required by the Authority
  • Provide peer supervision and a mentor role to students, newly qualified/developing staff and unregistered social care staff; in line with the Capabilities Framework for social work
  • Be involved in the design and delivery of in house training, as appropriate to the post holder’s skills and areas of expertise
  • Chair meetings, including team meetings, professionals meetings and case conferences
  • Comply with the Team Manager in the completion of audits of case recording (electronic and file) in accordance with the quality assurance process
  • Take responsibility for continuing personal and professional development
  • Participate in appropriate training and development activities
  • Work in an effective partnership with agencies
  • Ensure that appropriate agency policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Assist in areas of service development and improvement in the team and service area

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults’ Services
  • Have successfully completed appropriate post qualifying awards i.e. Safeguarding Adults/Children
  • Be willing to or working towards additional post qualifying awards; Best Interest Assessor, Practice Educator, AMHP

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Social Worker job is advertised by Leon Ali; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.