Social Worker - Disabilities Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/12/2021 23:59
Grade 9 (pre-progression) £28,672 - £32,234 / Grade 11 (post progression) £33,782 - £37,890.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Dec
Further Information

Children and Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care
Social Worker

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

We are seeking a Social Worker to join our Children with Disabilities 0-18 Team to work with our most vulnerable children and families. Your expertise will support families and help keep children safe and enable them both to thrive.

Our Children with Disabilities 0-18 Team is a statutory team responsible for children with additional needs from the point of referral to the point of permanence. In the team you will assess risk and implement care plans for children deemed to be in need of Level 4 Services on the Durham Staircase of Need. You will complete single assessments, work with children on a Children in Need basis, undertake Child Protection Work and enquiries under Section 47, as well as Public and Private Law.

Please note the successful candidate must have completed their ASYE before their start date with us.

In our Children with Disabilities 0-18 Team our children with additional needs tell us that they want you to:
• Be committed
• Be approachable and easy to talk to
• Listen and make changes
• Be open minded
• Be open, honest and trustworthy
• Keep in touch
• Give reliable feedback
• Be flexible
• Show respect
• Be organised

The following principles will guide your work:
• Ensuring the child is central to your work.
• Providing help at the earliest opportunity.
• Supporting and promoting community resilience through the provision of locally delivered services in local communities which make sense to families.
• Delivering evidence-based interventions with a focus on safe escalation and de-escalation of cases.

In Durham you will benefit from:
• A senior leadership team that listens and cares about you and your work.
• Excellent opportunities for career progression, whether you are a newly qualified social worker completing your assessed and supported year in employment with the support of our Social Work Academy, or a more experienced social worker/senior social worker looking to broaden your experience or step into management.
• A clear professional development offer, supported by a commitment to offering you 5 days a year to spend in continuous professional development (CPD), and opportunities to access specialist training.
• A culture of high expectations, high challenge and high support.
• A culture which takes pride in, and actively celebrates social work.
You will be joining us as we embed Signs of Safety as our model of practice, and after our implementation of LiquidLogic as our case recording system.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Claire Willis, Team Manager via email to Claire.Willis2@durham.gov.uk

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) & current Social Work England Registration.

The successful applicants for these posts will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Interviews will take place from 15th December 2021.

The base of the post will be an approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the North East Jobs Portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on Telephone: 03000 269421. 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.