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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/09/2021 23:59
£28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression) / £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Nettlesworth, however you may be required to work at any DCC building
Post Number:
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Sep

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Further information

Children and Young People’s Services
Adolescent Safeguarding and Exploitation

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/432A

Post Title: Social Worker – full time - permanent

Grade 9 Social Worker £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression)
Grade 11 Senior Social Worker £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression)

Job Location: Your normal place of work will be Nettlesworth, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

Children’s Social Care in Durham are looking for social workers with a minimum of 1 years' experience who are enthusiastic and passionate about working with vulnerable teenagers to join our exciting new dedicated ASET Team (Adolescent Safeguarding and Exploitation Team).

The team will work primarily with young people aged 14 to 18 who present with multiple and complex issues including:

• Child exploitation
• Mental health
• Radicalisation

You will work closely with the Durham Multi-agency Child Exploitation Team in Partnership with Durham Police, and the Rapid Response Team in partnership with CAMHS and Rollercoaster.

To apply you should be a qualified Social Worker who loves to work with adolescents. You should be able to communicate well with young people, forming positive and effective working relationships, and be able to network, negotiate and advocate on behalf of young people to achieve positive outcomes.

Your team manager will provide you with regular supervision, including reflective case supervision, and support you with the most important decisions. You will have a reduced caseload and the opportunity for direct work and creativity.

Successful applicants will benefit from a comprehensive specialist training programme.

Your normal place of work will be Nettlesworth, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.

We encourage you to speak to Laura Broomfield (Team Manager) about the post before submitting your application. Laura can be contacted by e-mail at laura.broomfield@durham.gov.uk

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Laura Broomfield via email at Laura.Broomfield@durham.gov.uk.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 12 October 2021 remotely via Microsoft Teams.

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.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team on 03000 263154 / 264469 / 264086 / 266148 or via e-mail at PESCYPS@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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