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Social Work - Children Service
Your normal place of work will be at an approved location, plus hybrid working, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham
An exciting opportunity has emerged to join Durham County Council’s Adoption Service. The Adoption Service is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of prospective adopters, providing post adoption support services and family finding for children with a plan of adoption.
The service continues to review the offer to prospective adopters to ensure it enhances their adoption journey and enables prospective adopters to support Durham County Council to achieve good outcomes for children who are at the centre of our practice.
A qualified and experienced social worker is sought to join a friendly and supportive team. If you are ready for a change and want the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people…apply today!
We encourage you to contact Barbara Arbon, Team Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
- 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)
Applicants must have successfully completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
- Current Social Work England Registration
Please refer to the attached person specification for the full criteria.
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 on 21st 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 PESCYPS@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, 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.
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