Social Work Consultant, Fostering Service

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/08/2020 23:59
£38,813 - £42,683
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
Closing date:
31 Aug
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services – Fostering Service (Connected Carers Team)
Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/232

Social Work Consultant – Grade 13: £38,813 - £42,683

An exciting opportunity has emerged to join Durham County Council’s Fostering Service. The Fostering Service is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of foster carers across the county, both mainstream foster carers and family and friends foster carers. The service has been through service wide restructure to maximise the quality of service to Children, Young People and their carers, and ensure that good outcomes for children are at the centre of all of our practice.

There is a current vacancy for a full-time and permanent Social Work Consultant within the Connected Carers Team. The focus of the Team is to provide Initial Screenings/Viabilities; Form C and SGO Assessments on prospective connected carers.

The purpose of the role is to provide a range of support and mentoring to Fostering Social Workers and to champion best practice within the service; taking the lead on all aspects of Quality Assurance within the team. The successful candidate may hold a small case load of assessments.

The Social Work Consultant will also have management functions and the successful candidate will work closely with, assist and deputise for the Team Manager of the Connected Carers Team. It is ideally suited to experienced practitioners who are keen to gain additional management experience and responsibilities.

The role is also crucial to ensuring that the service maintain strong links with all other parts of Children’s Services and external agencies, therefore would be well suited to innovative and outward thinking practitioners.

Applications are welcomed from experienced, creative, motivated and ambitious social work practitioners to join this exciting and newly developed team.

Required Qualifications: Degree in Social Work or equivalent Social Work qualification, i.e CQSW, CSS or DIP DW and current Social Work England registration. As well as the achievement of Post Qualification Award. It is desirable that the successful candidate has an NVQ Level 4 in management or equivalent or willingness to complete when in post.

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

If you would require any further information about this role, please contact Jeff Riley, Team Manager on 03000 266376 or email jeff.riley@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will take place virtually on Friday 11th September 2020.

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.

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This job is closed for applications.