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Senior Practitioner, First Contact and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Grade 12

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 07/05/2017 23:59
£34,538 - £38,237
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Social Care - Children Service
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Closing date:
7 May

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This job is closed for applications.

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Vacancy Ref No: CYPS/17/78A

Senior Practitioner, First Contact and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
Grade 12, £34,538 - £38,237 (salary on appointment is determined by length and level of experience)

Children’s Services are seeking a Senior Practitioner to join our First Contact and MASH team, based in Newton Aycliffe.

The First Contact and MASH team is the “front door” for Children’s Services in County Durham. The team responds to between 100 and 200 referrals a day from a wide range of professionals who work with children and young people, the Police, and members of the public who have a concern about a child or young person. Skilled Social Workers within the team gather information, assess risks and protective factors and determine what action needs to be taken within tight timescales.

The role of the Senior Practitioner is to carry out an initial screening of referrals, co-ordinate the work of the team, and to provide support to the team.

If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Shaw, Team Manager, Tel: 03000 262713 or e-mail: Karen.Shaw@durham.gov.uk. You are very welcome to arrange a visit to the team so you can build a clearer picture of how it works prior to interview, or to have an informal discussion about the post.

We are looking for social workers who:

• Have experience of statutory social work with children, young people and
• Have a strong commitment to safeguarding children
• Are able to work confidently and effectively under pressure of time to
gather information, assess risks and protective factors and determine
action to be taken
• Are great teamworkers, able to support others, and keen to seek out the
views of others or provide their views on cases

In return we offer a supportive team environment, excellent professional development, regular supervision and career progression. You can find out more through our social work careers website http://www.durham.gov.uk/socialwork, and in our recruitment pack (attached).

To be apply for this post you must:

• Hold a degree or post graduate diploma in social work, or equivalent social
work qualification, for example the Certificate of Qualification in Social
Work (CQSW), Certificate in Social Services (CSS) or Diploma in Social
Work (DipSW)
• Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Have attained progression status following substantial post-qualifying
experience, including services to children, young people and families.
• Have experience of interagency and partnership working
• Undergo Police Vetting, which us in addition to the Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure

Shortlisting will be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd June 2017.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the HR Operations & Data Team on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: hrCYPS@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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