Social Worker, Young Peoples’ Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/10/2020 23:59
Grade 9 £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression) / Grade 11 £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location
Closing date:
25 Oct
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/326

Social Worker, full-time and permanent

Salary: Grade 9 £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression) / Grade 11 £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Young Peoples’ Service as a Social Worker.

You will build positive relationships with young people (Children in Need aged 16 and 17, Looked After Children aged 15 to 18 and Care leavers up to the age of 25) and play a key role in supporting them on their journey into adulthood. The young people you work with will make your job unpredictable, challenging and immensely rewarding.

You will join a warm and welcoming multi-disciplinary team who are passionate about their work with young people and supportive of each other. The includes social workers, young people’s advisors, supported lodgings workers, an accommodation and support co-ordinator, and social work assistants. A small business support team provide administrative support. Your team manager will provide you with regular supervision, including reflective case supervision, and support you with the most important decisions. Your social work consultant will offer you day-to-day advice on your cases, support you with difficult meetings and help you stay on track. There are a range of named workers from other parts of the Council and other organisations who provide support for young people with accommodation, benefits and education, training and employment.

To apply you should be a qualified Social Worker (post ASYE) who loves to work with young people between the ages of 15 and 25. You should be able to communicate well with young people, forming positive and effective working relationships, and to network, negotiate and advocate on behalf of young people to achieve positive outcomes. You must be able to travel. Although travel is normally within County Durham and our neighbouring local authority areas you may be required to travel a greater distance.

You can find out more about the role in the attached document (Thinking About Becoming a Social Worker in Our Young People’s Service?). We encourage you to speak to Laura Broomfield (Team Manager) about the post before submitting your application. Laura can be contacted by telephone on 03000 262237 or by e-mail at Laura.Broomfield@durham.gov.uk

Interviews are expected to take place on the afternoon of 30th October. Please hold the time in your diary because shortlisting and confirmation of the interview date and time to shortlisted applicants will take place early in the same week.

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.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: 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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.