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Social Worker, Pre-Birth Team x 5 posts - Children and Young People's Services

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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 03/01/2018 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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Closing date:
3 Jan

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This job is closed for applications.

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Job Title: Social Worker, Pre-Birth Team

Salary: Grade 9 £26,822 -£30,153 (pre-progression)
Salary: Grade 11 £31,601- £35,444 (post progression)

Location: The team will be based in Ferryhill, but will carry out work with parents throughout County Durham.

Following a successful pilot of a pre-birth intervention service, which received positive feedback from the Courts and Cafcass and won three Children and Young People Now Awards in 2013, we are now creating a new pre-birth team.

The new team will consist of seven newly created posts, a team manager, a social work consultant and five social workers.

The team will provide intensive planned intervention, assessment, and support during pregnancy to parents where either parent has had a child previously removed through care proceedings. The aim of the team will be to support parents to provide safe appropriate parenting to their baby. However, if despite this support parents are not in a position do so, the team will plan to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the child.

Although the work carried out by the team will be planned, each social worker will be carrying out intensive work using evidence-based tools at the highest level of risk. All cases will be in PLO and a high proportion of care proceedings is likely.

These posts would suit social workers who:
• Want to be part of a new team from the very start.
• Want to carry out meaningful and rewarding work which achieves the best
outcomes for children.
• Are enthusiastic and motivated.
• Are committed to giving families a chance to change.
• Are extremely organised, and take a planned approach to their work.
• Build and maintain successful working relationships with colleagues from a
wide range of agencies.

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 Helen Monks, Operations Manager Tel: 03000 264749 or e-mail: Helen.Monks@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) AND 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 on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th January 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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