Durham County Council Childrens Services

Durham County Council Childrens Services Click to enlarge

Working in children's services

If you apply for a social worker job with our children's services team, you have taken the first step to a rewarding and enriching career with one of the largest employers in the north east.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for experienced social work practitioners and managers to join our forward thinking and ambitious service. We want to make sure children, young people and families receive the highest quality services. 

If you are self-motivated and resilient, with a real drive to succeed, this is a great opportunity to join a forward-thinking, children and young people focused service where your skills, knowledge and expertise will be valued and your professional development supported. You will be part of a dynamic, energetic and creative workforce, who all aspire to make sure our families are supported and that our children are safe and able to reach their full potential.

If you are interested in working with children, young people and families in a support role such as specialist lead, family worker or social work assistant you can find our current vacancies on NorthEastJobs.

Our offer

Work for us and:

  • You will be supported in your work and career development.
  • You will have a manageable caseload appropriate to your experience in the role.
  • You will have access to regular supervision.
  • You will work within a quality assurance framework which provides the basis for continual development, improvement and review of frontline practice.
  • You are encouraged to be innovative, creative and use evidence based practice.
  • You will have access to extensive training and development opportunities.

For more information on working in children's services, click here.

What does a member of our team say?

"I have worked for children's services for 12 years, I have been supported fully with my career development from Young Person's Advisor to Team Manager.  Durham County Council is an excellent employer who is committed to and invests in its employees." Laura, one of our social work team managers

To take a look at our COMPASS 2018 advertisement, click here.


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