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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/09/2021 23:59
£42,821 - £46,845 pro rata for part-time i.e. Grade 14
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Within a service team location
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Job details 

Closing date:
26 Sep

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Adult Care- Mental Health
Part-time 22hrs Consultant Social Worker (Thinkahead)

Temporary for 12 months

Salary: £42,821 - £46,845 pro rata for part-time i.e. Grade 14

An opportunity has arisen within our adult mental health service for a part-time Consultant Social Worker to work with the Think ahead Programme.

At Think Ahead, we want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. To drive positive change, we created the think Ahead programme: a new route into mental health social work for remarkable graduates and career-changers. It has become one of the country’s most competitive graduate schemes, with high-profile support across the political spectrum, extensive media coverage, and high levels of applications for each place on the programme.

We aim to:
• Attract outstanding people top enter mental health social work Including within older person services.
• Promote excellence in training, to create superb mental health social workers.
• Spread social approaches to mental health across society.

Consultant Social Workers
Consultant Social Workers play a crucial role in supporting and developing Think Ahead participants become outstanding social workers. You will share a caseload with Think Ahead participants, who are placed in a community mental health team. Providing practice support at an advanced level, you will teach participants a range of assessment and intervention skills in the application of social approaches to mental health practice. Consultant Social Workers form outstanding practice learning experiences, they recognise that social work plays a vital role in improving adult mental health services achieve better outcomes for our service users and communities. Possessing advanced social work skills, successful applicants will model exceptional leadership and skill in developing social work being recognised as a highly valued part of multiagency mental health practice.

We are seeking an experienced Consultant Social Worker to work on a part time basis alongside an existing unit and Consultant Social Worker. You will support the expansion of the program in preparation for our partnership with Think Ahead and for arrival of our next cohort of participants.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced social workers to stay in frontline practice whilst gaining management experience.

Applicants should be social work qualified at degree level, as well as being progressed at advanced qualification level of practice and current Social Work England registration.

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

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

For further information about the post please contact

Tracy Joisce, Strategic Manager, on tel 03000 268243 email tracy.joisce@durham.gov.uk
Racheal Lowden, Consultant Social Worker on Tel 0191 5945800 email rlowden@nhs.net

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 266148
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

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.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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