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Social Worker, Looked After and Permanence Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/12/2016 23:59
£26,556 - £29,854/£31,288 - £35,093
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Vacancy Ref No: CYPS/16/400


Fostering Social Worker

Durham County Council Looked After Children and Permanence Service is committed to providing high quality fostering and adoption services.

The Fostering Service is a very busy service and the successful candidate will be expected to implement Children Services, Fostering Service and LSCB policies and procedures in order to manage risk and implement decisions which ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and their life chances are enhanced and promoted.

The Fostering Service work in close partnership with colleagues both internally and with other agencies. We have a strong emphasis on achieving positive outcomes for children by offering good support and training to both prospective and existing foster carers. The permanence team support primarily long term foster carers and undertake family finding work as well as appropriately planning and matching children to families who can offer permanence through a long term foster family

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Social Worker to Durham County Council Fostering Permanence Team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at a time of change and development.

The team is committed to the highest standards of professional practice whilst ensuring looked after children are at the heart of what we do.

The successful candidate should have a Degree in Social Work or CQSW, CSS or Dip SW and hold HCPC Registration, and a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in working with Looked After Children.

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 on Friday 16th December 2016

For further information regarding these vacancies please contact Lorraine Botcherby on 03000 265294 or email lorraine.botcherby@durham.gov.uk

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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