Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/01/2022 23:59
£28,672, to £32,234/ £33,782 - £37,890 p.a.(pro rata for part-time) pre-progression grade 9 scp 24 – 28/post -progression grade 11 scp 30 – 34
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Hybrid working between home and one of the locality teams however you may be required to work at any Council building.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
18 Jan
Further Information

Adult and Health Services
Adult Care – Older People

Durham/Chester-le-Street Locality Team

Social Worker - Adult Services
1 x 37 hours temporary until 31/3/23 subject to the return of the substantive postholder

Job Location: Hybrid working between home and one of the locality teams however you may be required to work at any Council building.


A temporary Social Worker is required in the Durham & Chester-le-Street Locality Team to ensure that the social care needs of people are fully assessed under the Care Act and that services are delivered, monitored and reviewed in accordance with the agreed care plan.

A sound knowledge and experience in Adult Social Care is required, along with good knowledge and experience of MCA.

Required qualifications: Professional qualification: Degree in SW, Dip SW, CSS or CQSW or equivalent, plus Social Work England registration.

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

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.

For further information about the post please contact:
Catherine Rowlands, Locality Manager on tel 03000 265231
email catherine.rowlands@durham.gov.uk

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 268467/265861 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

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.

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.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.