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Social Workers, Families First Teams (fullt-time and part-time posts)

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Closed for applications on 16/04/2017 23:59
£26,556 - £35,093 pro-rata
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full-time and part-time
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Social Care - Children Service
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Closing date:
16 Apr

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Vacancy Ref No: CYPS/17/100

Social Workers, Families First Teams
Grade 9-11, £26,556 - £35,093 - subject to 1% pay award from 1.4.17 (salary on appointment is determined by length and level of experience)

Short Description:

Children’s Services are seeking experienced full-time and part-time Social Workers to join our innovative Families First Teams. There are vacancies in the following locations:

• Bishop Auckland
• Consett
• Durham
• Crook/Barnard Castle
• Seaham
• Chester le Street

Our Families First teams are multi skilled, social work led, integrated teams working with children, young people and families who are in need of support and protection. The teams work with children, young people and families until they are ready to deescalate into early help services, or until they escalate to Public Law Outline (PLO) or care proceedings.

Social Workers in the teams are responsible for a caseload of families who require statutory social work intervention, under the direction and support of the team manager and social work consultant (a non-caseholding senior worker who provides reflective supervision). They:

• Carry out proportionate, single whole family assessments, assess risk, plan and deliver interventions, monitor and review outcomes to enable these families to make significant and sustainable changes that will impact positively upon themselves and their children
• Carry out child protection enquiries in accordance with their experience
• Use their social work knowledge and skills, to work intensively with children, young people and adults within the family. They undertake direct work with children and their families in order to create sustained changed for families and improve outcomes
• Provide advice, guidance and mentoring to other team members about their area of professional expertise

These opportunities will be attractive to social workers who want to:

• Are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families
• Enjoy direct work with children, young people and families
• Have strong assessment and planning skills

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).

If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Gallagher-Dent, Team Manager for an informal discussion, Tel: 03000 265 951 e-mail: Lisa.Gallagher-Dent@durham.gov.uk

To be apply for this post 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)
• Undergo Police Vetting, in addition to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure

Panel interview and written exercise will be held on Tuesday 2nd May 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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