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Social Worker – Fostering Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/07/2019 23:59
£27,905 - £31,371 pre-progression / £32,878 - £36,876 post-progression
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

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Children and Young Peoples Services – Fostering Team

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/19/188

Social Worker in the Fostering Team

Salary: £27,905 - £31,371 pre-progression / £32,878 - £36,876 post-progression

Job Location: An approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

An exciting opportunity has emerged to join Durham County Council’s fostering service. The fostering service is responsible for the recruitment, training and support of foster carers across the county, both mainstream foster carers and family and friends foster carers. The service has been through service wide restructure to maximise the quality of service to Children, Young People and their carers and ensure that good outcomes for children are at the centre of all of our practice.

There is a current vacancy for a Social Worker within the service. The purpose of the role is to complete high-quality assessments of family and friends foster carers, in line with the Fostering Service (England) Regulations 2011 as well as providing ongoing supervision and support to mainstream and family and friends foster carers. The role is a dynamic and developing one which also offers the opportunity to be involved in the recruitment and training of foster carers and there are opportunities for career development and progression within the service.

Applications are welcomed from enthusiastic and child-centred social work practitioners.

If you would require any further information about this role please contact Jeff Riley, Team Manager on 03000 266376 or email jeff.riley@durham.gov.uk

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 Registration.

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

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 2nd August 2019.

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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