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Supported Lodgings Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
01/12/2020 23:59
Grade 9 £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression), Grade 11 £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression).
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location. You may be required to work at any Durham Councy Council location, as required.
Post Number:
CYPS/20/384, V7077, S031258

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Dec

Further information

Children and Young Peoples Service
Children's Social Care
Looked After and Permanence Service

Post: Supported Lodgings Officer
Salary: Grade 9 £28,672 - £32,234 (pre-progression), Grade 11 £33,782 - £37,890 (post-progression).

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced social worker who has an interest in working with adults providing supported lodgings placements to young people. The role offers fantastic opportunities to develop your supervision, coaching and training skills, and to be creative in your approach.

As a supported lodgings officer you will:

• Recruit and assess adults who want to become supported lodgings providers,
• Provide ongoing support to supported lodgings providers,
• Arrange and deliver training to supported lodgings providers,
• Work as part of a team with other professionals to ensure that each supported lodgings placement is well supported.

You will join our Young People’s Service, a warm and welcoming multi-disciplinary team who are passionate about their work with young people and supportive of each other. This includes social workers, young people’s advisors, an accommodation and support co-ordinator, and social work assistants. A small business support team provide administrative support. The work of the team is supported by a range of named workers from other parts of the Council and other organisations who provide support for the young people with accommodation, benefits and education, training and employment. You will work closely with the other supported lodgings officer in the team, and the project co-ordinator will provide regular supervision and support.

You can find out more about the role in the attached document (Thinking About Becoming a Supported Lodgings Officer?). We encourage you to speak to Jane Bateson (Project Co-ordinator) about the post before submitting your application. Jane can be contacted by telephone on 03000 262232 or by e-mail at Jane.Bateson@durham.gov.uk

Interviews are expected to take place on 9th December 2020. Please hold the time in your diary because shortlisting and confirmation of the interview date and time to shortlisted applicants will take place early in the same week.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

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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