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Social Worker (Social Care Direct)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/01/2021 23:59
£28,672- £32,234 /£33,782 – £37,890 p.a ( pro rata for part-time) grade 9 pre progression/grade 11 post progression
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Social Care Direct, Spectrum, Seaham
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Adult Care
Safeguarding, Practice Development and Access Team

Social Care Direct

Social Worker
1 x 37hr Temporary until 31/3/2022 subject to return of the substantive postholder

Salary: £28,672- £32,234 /£33,782 – £37,890 p.a ( pro rata for part-time) i.e.
Pre-progression grade 9 scp 24 - 28/Post -progression grade 11 scp 30 - 34

Vacancy No: AHS/20/305C

The successful post-holder will become part of a small number of social workers working within social care direct.

In order to meet service user and other customer requirements in line with organisational standards and procedures it is expected that the successful post-holder may at times be required to work within the (CRU) Central Referral Unit and attend Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC)

We are looking for individuals with experience in a Health or Social Care setting and of working with client groups serviced by the Team. The individuals will need to have a good knowledge of adult safeguarding and be able to work confidently alongside the police and other partner agencies.

Duties of the post include responding to all enquiries from members of the public or people from other agencies particularly in relation to safeguarding or vulnerable adult concerns. These queries may require the officer to deal with the enquiry via a number of alternative methods other than telephone and it is expected that the individuals will have good IT and communication skills to enable them to undertake these duties.

Please note that Social Care Direct are currently open 6 days a week – this involves working on a rota basis covering the hours of 8am till 6pm Monday to Friday and Saturday morning 9am-2pm (which is worked on a rota basis currently of once every 9 weeks).

It is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 25th January ,2021. (via teams video)
Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

Required qualifications:

Professional qualification
Degree in SW, Dip SW, CSS or CQSW or equivalent
(plus Social Work England registration)

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

For further information about the post please contact:
Carole Lee, Team Manager Social Care Direct on tel. no. 03000 261344 or email

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services via email
Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

Permanent DCC employees wishing to undertake a temporary post within the Council, whether this is within their substantive service, or across services, should seek the approval of their Line Manager / Senior Manager to undertake this temporary post with the guarantee to return to their substantive post at the expiry of the temporary post. If the temporary post is reviewed and further extended, agreement must be sought from the employee’s substantive line manager.

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.

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.

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