Social Work Consultant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/10/2020 23:59
£39,880 - £43,857
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Your base will be an approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
Post Number:
Closing date:
1 Oct
Further Information

Children & Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care – First Contact

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20.289

Post title: Social Work Consultant – full time - permanent

Salary: £39,880 - £43,857 Grade 13

Job Location: Your base will be an approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

An opportunity is available for a Social Worker Consultant in the MASH and First Contact Team at Durham County Council. You will be an experienced Social Worker in Children’s services to undertake a role of Quality Assurance, MASH co-ordinator, supervision of others, be a decision maker and work as part of a multi-agency team as well as other Children’s Services Teams. You will need a Social Work Qualification and registered with HCPC.

The social work consultant plays a key role in developing and monitoring the competency of front line social care practitioners by developing, maintaining and championing expertise in specific areas of work with children and families; by driving excellent practice based on research evidence and professional experience; and, by supporting achievement of improved outcomes for vulnerable children and their families.

They will also provide constructive challenge to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promotes innovation and introduces new ways of working from recognised areas of excellence. They will also contribute to the development of knowledge and promotion of excellence within the team making use of sophisticated, critical reasoning as well as modelling and facilitating reflective and evidence based decision making.

Required 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)
AND Current Social Work England Registration

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

For further information about the post please contact Ruth Smith on 03000 261486 or via e-mail at ruth.smith2@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 13 October 202 via Microsoft Teams.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team via e-mail at NEJ@durham.gov.uk or PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

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.