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Edge of Care Community Hub Workers

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Closed for applications on 28/07/2019 23:59
£22,911 - £26,317
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Social Care - Children Service
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The post will be based at Nettlesworth, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council office.
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28 Jul

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Children and Young Peoples Services
Supporting Solutions Services
Edge of Care (EOC) Community Hub Workers
Various Posts available Full and Part Time
Grade 7 - £22,911 - £26,317 (pro-rata for part-time).

The service has vacancies for Supporting Solutions, Edge of Care Community Hub Workers who work intensively with young people and their parents/carers where there is a risk of their living situation breaking down.

This role includes supporting families with multiple and complex needs, using a variety of approaches to assist in rebuilding relationships.

The team offer a range of restorative interventions to encourage family decision making and responsibility for their children and young people by negotiating and discussing support within their family network to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.

This is a seven day service (not including Bank Holidays) and staff undertake some evening and weekend work to provide this.

Staff receive a wide range of training to develop their role in supporting families.

The service is countywide and based at Nettlesworth alongside the Emergency Duty Team however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council office.

Supporting Solutions workers offer flexible support to existing placements in the community in order to prevent the admission of children into local authority care. They provide rapid response and intensive interventions to families where children are on the edge and edging towards care.

Staff offer support and care to young people looked after within the out of hours residential establishment in accordance with the policies and procedures of Durham County Council. This will include providing services to young people and families when required which includes evenings and weekends.

Mediation and a range of restorative interventions is offered to families within their family network to ensure the safeguarding of children.

Required qualifications: Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent.

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

For further information regarding this post please contact Sheila Purvis on 03000 262300 or email sheila.purvis2@durham.gov.uk

The selection process consists of two parts Written Exercise and if successful following this an Interview.

Briefing regarding role and Written Exercise is expected to take place on 9th August if successful following the Written Exercise you will be invited to attend a interview which will take place week commencing 19th August.

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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