ADULT AND HEALTH SERVICES
Derwentside Locality Team
Social Work Assistant
1 x 37hrs temporary post until 31/3/2025
Vacancy No: AHS/23/591A
Salary: £24,294 - £26,421/£25,979 - £28,770 p.a. i.e. , Grade 5 pre progression / Grade 6 post progression
We are looking to appoint a temporary full-time Social Work Assistant to work within the Derwentside Locality Team.
The Team provides an effective and efficient Assessment and Care Management service to adults 18 years and over with a physical disability, older people, and their carers.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of key policy drivers and issues affecting the Team’s service user groups and their carers. They will be able to work with partner agencies, providers, and other professionals in order to ensure that needs are assessed and met in an appropriate and timely manner.
We encourage you to contact Clare Blackburn, Acting Operations Manager on tel: 03000 264964 or email at email@example.com to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You should have experience of working with people either in a customer focussed environment or in a caring role (work can be in a voluntary or paid capacity).
Required Qualifications: 5 GCSEs including English Language (9-4/A-C grades) or equivalent relevant qualification
If successful, you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.
HOW TO APPLY
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs.
Applications must be submitted on-line via the Northeast Jobs portal. Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge.
Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.
Interviews are scheduled to be held week commencing 11th December, 2023.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.
If you have any support needs or require assistance when applying for this role, please contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email PESAHS@durham.gov.uk
BENEFITS AND REWARDS
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days (from 1 April), a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual Terms and Conditions). If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/26895/Rewards-and-benefits
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
Permanent DCC employees applying are required to seek approval, from their line manager, to guarantee the return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post.
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