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Social Worker, Adoption Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
24/11/2020 23:59
Grade 9 Social Worker £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression) / Grade 11 Senior Social Worker £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression).
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seaham however you may be required to work at any Council Office.

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Nov

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Services – Adoption Team

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/376

Social Worker – full time – permanent

An exciting opportunity has emerged to join Durham County Council’s Adoption Service. The
Adoption Service is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of prospective adopters, providing post adoption support services, and family finding for children with a plan of adoption.

The service continues to review the offer to prospective adopters to ensure it enhances their adoption journey and enables prospective adopters to support Durham County Council to achieve good outcomes for children who are at the centre of our practice.

A qualified and experienced social worker is sought to join a friendly and supportive team based in Seaham. If you are ready for a change and want the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people…apply today.

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 Social Work England Registration.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

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

If you would require any further information about this role, please contact Ian Jones on 03000 269336 or email ian.jones@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 11th December 2020.

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

Job Location: the post will be based in Seaham however, you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

Please note this post is not open to job share.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: 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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