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Social Worker - Families First Team

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 11/03/2018 23:59
£26,822 - £35,444
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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An approved team location
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Job details 

Closing date:
11 Mar

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Families First


Job Title: Social Worker, Families First
Salary: Grade 9 pre-progression, Grade 11 post-progressions (salary on appointment is determined by length of service and level of experience)
Location: Posts are available in the Families First teams based in Consett, Durham Central, Seaham, Chilton, and Spennymoor

Our Families First Teams meet need across the continuum from early help to safeguarding and looked after services, ensuring high quality provision to children and families in need. The following principles guide their work:
• Ensuring the Child’s journey and their voice remains central.
• Providing help at the earliest opportunity which supports and promotes community resilience through the provision of locally delivered services in local communities which make sense to families and partners.
• Delivering evidence based interventions with a focus on safe escalation and de-escalation of cases supporting staff to be able to safely and confidently manage risk whilst maintaining the confidence of families and partners.

We are seeking social workers with at least at least 1 year of post qualification experience (ASYE) to work with our most vulnerable children, young people and families, whose expertise will support families, help keep children safe and enable them both to thrive. The attached information explains what the children and young people you will be working with want from you.

In Durham you will benefit from:
• A senior leadership team that listens and cares about you and your work.
• A quality framework which supports practice improvement.
• Professional development pathways for every stage of your career.
• A culture of high expectations, high challenge and high support.
• A culture which celebrates social work.

You can find out more through our social work careers website http://www.durham.gov.uk/socialwork.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Julie Todd, Team Manager Tel: 03000 266330 or e-mail: Julie.Todd@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 HCPC Registration

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

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 19th March 2018.

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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