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Social Work Consultant – First Contact/MASH

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/07/2019 23:59
£38,813 - £ 42,683
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location
Post Number:
CYPS/19/162a, S047047, V5181
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
15 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/19/162a

Social Work Consultant – First Contact/MASH

Grade 13 - Salary: £38,813 - £ 42,683

An opportunity is available for a Social Work Consultant in the MASH and First Contact Team at Durham County Council. You will be an experienced Social Worker in Children’s services to undertake a role of Quality Assurance, MASH co-ordinator, supervision of others, be a decision maker and work as part of a multi-agency team as well as other Children Services Teams.

The Social Work Consultant plays a key role in developing and monitoring the competency of front-line social care practitioners by developing, maintaining and championing expertise in specific areas of work with children and families; by driving excellent practice based on research evidence and professional experience; and, by supporting achievement of improved outcomes for vulnerable children and their families.

They will also provide constructive challenge to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promotes innovation and introduces new ways of working from recognised areas of excellence. They will also contribute to the development of knowledge and promotion of excellence within the team making use of sophisticated, critical reasoning as well as modelling and facilitating reflective and evidence-based decision making.

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.

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

For further information about the post please contact Ruth Smith on 03000 261486 or via e-mail at ruth.smith2@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 19th July and Tuesday 23rd July.

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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