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Social Worker – Assessment & Safeguarding

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/03/2018 23:59
£25,951 - £36,379 Annually
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
31 Mar

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Further information

Grade N/O/P. A Recruitment and Retention Payment is available (£2,500 annually pro-rata for part time hours)

Appointment / progression to Grade O or P is subject to meeting the DBC progression criteria.

Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews will be held accordingly.

We are passionate and relentless in our aspirations for children and young people, with the aim being for every child in the town to thrive.

Our improvement journey is fast-paced, ambitious and exciting, with our Ofsted monitoring visits endorsing:

- A senior leadership team that is highly visible.
- Increased social work capacity, enabling sustainable reductions in caseloads.
- Social Workers who feel well supported, with regular supervision and training.

Achieving the best outcomes for children is at the core of our practice, with Social Workers who are creative and forward-thinking. Social Work caseloads are maintained at 18, due to increased investment in our social work capacity. This allows time for good reflective practice, enabling out staff to focus on achieving the best possible outcomes.

As a result of ongoing staff engagement we have invested significantly in improving working conditions and continue to do so. We have brought our safeguarding social work teams together, enabling better support between them, and continue to build on the successful implementation of our new case management system.

Do you want a manageable caseload and to be part of a service where supervision and support from knowledgeable team managers is an expectation?

Are you looking for a new challenge in Children’s Social Care?

Are you passionate about children and their families?

Are you a qualified Social Worker seeking to promote positive outcomes with children and their families at every opportunity?

Do you want to work in a borough where travel time is minimal, that offers extensive training and has recently invested in a new up to date caseload management system?

Do you want to be part of a council where senior managers are visible and understand the challenges of social work and where ingenious and innovative social work is welcome?

Social work is changing in Darlington and as a Council we have had increased investment in our Children’s Services. We are passionate about and committed to delivering excellent services and outcomes to our children and young people.

We are seeking to recruit social workers to work across our assessment and safeguarding teams.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List, as well as 3 yearly re-checking in line with the Council’s policy

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