Therapeutic Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/12/2018 23:59
pre progression - Grade 9 £27,358 - £30,756 post progression - Grade 11 £32,233 - £36,153 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Annfield Plain, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
Post Number:
Closing date:
18 Dec
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Childrens Social Care – Look After & Permanence

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/18/386

Post title: Therapeutic Social Worker – part time (30 hours per week), permanent

Salary: (pro-rata to hours worked)
pre progression - Grade 9 £27,358 - £30,756
post progression - Grade 11 £32,233 - £36,153

Job Location: Annfield Plain, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

Durham has an excellent record for delivering high quality children’s therapeutic services. The Full Circle is the Durham in-house therapeutic team, which consists of therapeutic social workers, a clinical nurse specialist and a consultant clinical psychologist who work together with other professionals as part of the child’s care team. The focus of the work is children who have experienced trauma due to abuse or neglect.

The Full Circle plays an important role in promoting placement stability, delivering therapeutic parenting support to parents and carers, undertaking individual therapeutic work with children and young people and providing a range of attachment based training. We work into a number of other teams, and are extending our work in post-adoption support and work with care leavers.

We are currently looking for an additional social worker to join our team. We particularly welcome applications from experienced social workers who are:

- Interested in child mental health
- Empathic, reflective and analytical
- Have a good understanding of child development and the impact of trauma
- Possess both excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Resilient and work well under pressure
- Highly motivated with good organisational skills
- Able to work successfully across a number of teams and services
- Hardworking, reliable and creative
- Experienced in therapeutic work with relevant qualifications
- Work effectively with children and their parents / carers to improve relationships
- Committed to achieving better outcomes for Looked After children and young people, care leavers and children in need, including adopted children.

Essential Qualifications :

Degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, e.g. Post
Graduate Diploma in Social Work (PDDipSW) Certificate of Qualification in
Social Work (CQSW), Diploma in Social Work (DipSW), Certificate in Social
Services (CSS)
Current HCPC Registration

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

PLEASE NOTE : This post in not open to job share.

For further information about the post please contact Lindsay Craig on 03000 264733 or via e-mail at

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 10th January 2019, with a Young People’s Panel interview on the evening of 9th January 2019. It is necessary to attend on both occasions.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email:

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.