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Social Worker, Young People’s Service South

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/03/2017 23:59
£26,556 - £35,093
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
An approved team location
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Job details 

Closing date:
31 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Vacancy Ref No: CYPS/17/83

Children’s Services are seeking a Social Worker to join our Young People’s Service, based in Spennymoor.

The Young People’s Service works with young people aged 15+, who are looked after or leaving care and with young people aged 16+ who are children in need. The team undertakes:

• Statutory work related to looked after young people
• Assessments of the needs of homeless young people
• Assessments of the needs of asylum seeking young people
• Pathway plans for looked after young people, and young people leaving care
• Assessments of children in need using the single assessment and outcome focussed framework

Social Workers in the team are supported by a Team Manager, Senior Practitioner, Accommodation Co-ordinator, Supported Lodgings Officers, Young People’s Advisors and a Social Work Assistant.

If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact Laura Broomfield, Team Manager, Tel: 03000 262 237or e-mail: Laura.Broomfield@durham.gov.uk.

We are looking for social workers who:

• Have experience of statutory social work with children, young people and families, ideally in looked after or leaving care services
• Enjoy working with young people, and are able to seek their views and opinions about their future
• Have strong assessment, planning and report writing skills
• Are able to manage time well
• Are willing and able to travel both inside and outside of County Durham, and sometimes Nationally, to carry out statutory visits with young people

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).

To be apply for these posts you must:

• 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)
• Have at least 1 year of post qualification experience in social work
• Undergo Police Vetting, which us in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th April 2017

You will also be invited to attend a young people's panel which will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 11th April 2017.

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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