Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
02/08/2021 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:
37, 18.5
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
One of the locality teams however you may be required to work at any Council building.
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
2 Aug
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 31/3/22 subject to the return of the substantive postholder
1 x 18.5 hours temporary until end June 2022

Job Location: One of the locality teams however you may be required to work at any Council building.


Temporary Social Workers are 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 applicants for these posts will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the posts please contact:
Christine Morgan via email christine.morgan@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be on 11th August, 2021. (via video/Teams)

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 264086/ 266148 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.