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Social Worker – Looked After & Permanence Team - 37 hours - Permanent

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/03/2018 23:59
£26,822 - £35,444 (salary on appointment is determined by length and level of experience)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location
Post Number:
S027334 - CYPS/18/75

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Mar

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services
Looked After & Permanence Team, LAC Permanence Team


Social Worker – 37 hours - Permanent

Salary: £26,822 - £35,444 (Grade 9 – 11 salary on appointment is determined by length and level of experience)

Job Location: An approved team location

Children and Young People's Services are seeking Social Workers to join our Looked After Team based in Durham.

The Looked After Team work with children and young people primarily between the ages of 5 and 18 who are looked after. Young people are most likely to be living with foster carers, but could also be in residential care, or with family and friend carers. The team aims to promote placement stability and education to maximise the life chances of young people.

This opportunity will be attractive to social workers who want to:
• Form positive long term relationships with young people and their carers
• Undertake planned work, with some requirement to manage unplanned
• Work with young people after proceedings have taken place

We are looking for social workers who:
• Are able to build effective relationships with young people and their carers
• Have excellent organisational skills - able to plan their work well and
manage unplanned work when required
• Have great writing and analytical skills
• Are resilient
• Are able to travel. This is normally limited to County Durham and neighbouring local authority areas but could be a greater distance.

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).

Required qualifications:
• 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)

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

If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Howard, Team Manager for an informal discussion, Tel: 03000 262254 or e-mail: Lisa Howard Lisa.Howard@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 13th April 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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