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Casual Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
As and when required
Advert Start Date:
18/05/2021
Advert End Date:
14/06/2021 23:59
Salary:
£18 ph to £19.39 ph
Hours per week:
Shift working as and when required, including weekday evenings and weekends
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
207659
Employment Location:
Stockton-on-Tees
Number of posts:
6
Closing date:
14 Jun
Further Information

The Children’s Services Department within Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council provides an out of hours Emergency Duty Social Work Service, covering evenings, weekends and bank holidays, to all five Tees Valley Local Authorities. This service is generic across both Adults and Children. Applications will only be accepted from qualified Social Workers currently employed by one of the five Tees Valley Local Authorities; Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

Hours of work will be determined by the requirements of the Service and you will be offered a number of shifts across the year. There is an expectation that the different shifts will be shared equally across the bank of sessional workers. The shifts will include weekday evenings Monday to Thursday, Friday evenings, weekend day and evening shifts (Saturday and Sunday), and all Bank Holidays.

You must have a relevant professional qualification in social work, significant experience in Children’s Services, Adult Services, or both, and be registered with Social Work England. You must be able to demonstrate significant post-qualification experience in childcare, child protection work or hold an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status under Mental Health Legislation. Generic workers and workers with AMHP status are particularly welcome to apply.

You will bring with you a proven track record of success, be able to effectively communicate in a multi-agency environment and have the ability to risk manage complex situations. A working knowledge of an out of hour’s service would be preferable.

In addition, you will need drive and enthusiasm to work in this strategically important service at a time of increasing demands, challenges, and service developments.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Graham Lyons, Emergency Duty Team Manager or Margaret Hennessey, Deputy Team Manager on 01642 524573.