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People Link directly to vacancy: D12034

Tutor

To work as and when required
Salary: £19.76 per hour
Post Ref Number: D12034
Number of Posts: 1

Do you want to be a Community Learning tutor working with adults or young people?

Darlington Borough Council employs tutors on an hourly basis. Potential tutors are interviewed and if accepted, you will be placed in a casual tutor pool, so you are ready to teach on both existing and new courses

We are very interested to hear from you if you have the qualifications and experience to teach adults / young people (including vulnerable adults and young people) on both existing and new courses.

We are currently particularly interested in tutors to teach:

- ICT
- Health and Social Care
- Leadership and Management
- English
- Maths

and those with experience of Primary School Teaching and working with challenging young people.

*PLEASE MAKE IT VERY CLEAR ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM WHICH SUBJECT YOU WISH TO TEACH*

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document. For a further informal discussion, please contact Alaine McCartney, Learning and Skills Manager on (01325) 248021.


Closing Date: 31/12/2014

People Link directly to vacancy: D13096

Social Worker

Full time
Salary: Grade N/O/P ( £24,892.00- £34,894.00Annually)Advancement from Grade N to Grade O/P is subject to meeting DBC progression criteria
Post Ref Number: D13096
Number of Posts: 1

Do you have what it takes to make a difference to children and their families? Could you work as part of a locality team or the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)? Do you have an up-to-date knowledge of the legal framework for children’s social care? Are you able to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people via effective multi-disciplinary and multi-agency safeguarding work?

At Darlington we are committed to the development of our Social Workers and have created a clear career pathway to enable Social Workers to progress. There is a wide range of learning and development opportunities including a full post qualifying programme and access to the Specialist Award in Social Work.

To apply you must have a degree in social work or equivalent, be registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council and have post qualifying experience of statutory children’s social work, or experience within this setting as part of a final university placement.

For qualified Social Workers or those about to qualify, Darlington is the right place to build on your skills and be part of a motivated team dedicated to improving outcomes for children in Darlington. Do you have what it takes? If so we would like to hear from you.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Dawn Raine, Practice Supervisor, on 01325 406048 or Beccy Stephenson, Practice Supervisor on 01325 406173 (Locality teams) and Lynne Westgarth, Team Manager, on 01325 346219 (MASH).


Closing Date: 25/07/2014

People Link directly to vacancy: D13354

SEN Casework Officer

Full time
Salary: Grade O (£28,127 - £31,160)
Post Ref Number: D13354
Number of Posts: 3

1 x Permanent
2 x Fixed Term until 31-03-2015

We are seeking to expand and enhance the Special Educational Needs team in Darlington in light of the new Special Education Needs and Disability legislative reforms and accompanying Code of Practice. As a pathfinder authority involved in shaping and developing the reforms, this is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to utilise their skills of working in a child focussed, multi-agency environment. Applicants will have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of special education needs and be keen to be part of a fast paced, dedicated and innovative team.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Rachel Kershaw, Head of School and Pupil Support Services on 01325 388026 or Bev Dewar, 16-19 Manager on 01325 388016.


Closing Date: 01/08/2014

People Link directly to vacancy: D12160

Safeguarding Adults Practice Officer

Full time
Salary: Grade P (£31,160 - £34,894)
Post Ref Number: D12160
Number of Posts: 1

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Safeguarding Adults Practice Officer.

We are looking for someone with the drive and innovation to join the Safeguarding Team and who will facilitate a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to the provision of high quality service standards in respect of Safeguarding Adults.

The role will include working as a Senior Practitioner, providing expertise, support and advice in respect of safeguarding issues, and being involved in the work of the Darlington Safeguarding Adults Board and leading in the development of safeguarding adults across Darlington.

You must possess a professional Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, CQSW, DipSW, CSS or equivalent, and have a current HCPC registration

You must be enthusiastic, committed to quality services and a team player.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Summers, Head of Review and Development, on 01325 388469.


Closing Date: 01/08/2014

People Link directly to vacancy: D13358

Independent Chair – Safeguarding and Review

22 hours per week
Salary: Grade P (£18,343.83 - £20,542.64)
Post Ref Number: D13358
Number of Posts: 1

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a dedicated team of Independent Chairs.

Your role will be:

• To provide an independent consistent child protection service to operational teams by offering advice and consultation on child protection and child care matters.
• To chair and manage child protection case conferences.
• To provide child protection advise and consultation to key multi-agency partners.
• To chair looked after reviews, ensuring the voice of children and young people are central throughout the process.
• To contribute to the overall development of Children’s Services within an equalities framework, and to ensure the highest possible standards of practice are adhered to.

The appointed Independent Chair will have the following skills and experience

• Be a Qualified Social Worker with GSCC registration – ideally with Management experience.
• Experience of chairing meeting and case conferences.
• Working knowledge of child protection and looked after children legislation.
• Excellent knowledge of child development
• Must be flexible around locations and working hours.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Lisa Summers, Head of Review and Development Safeguarding on (01325) 388469.


Closing Date: 01/08/2014

Place Link directly to vacancy: D11192

School Crossing Patrol

Part time
Salary: Grade F - £1,629.12 - £1,766.21 Annually
Post Ref Number: D11192
Number of Posts: 1

Would you like to help your local community and get paid at the same time?

If so, we are currently recruiting for a School Crossing Patrol Attendant. The duties of the post involve the safe passage of school children across roads to and from school, controlling and directing the traffic at crossing areas.

Although we require attendants across Darlington we currently have specific vacancies in the following areas:

Hollyhurst Road

We can offer :-

- Permanent position
- Full training
- Term time only working
- Pension Scheme
- Full uniform
- Network support with other School Crossing Patrol Attendants

For a detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Denise Caley, Assistant Road Safety Officer, on 01325 406695.


Closing Date: 25/07/2014

Place Link directly to vacancy: D13339

Apprentice Administration

37 hours per week
Salary: Apprentice (£2.68 Hourly)
Post Ref Number: D13339
Number of Posts: 1

Temporary up to one year

The Apprenticeship will enable you to develop a range of skills and competencies within the housing department. You will provide administration support for the housing department, including answering the phone, filing, photocopying inputting data etc.

This unique role will give you an insight into Housing services, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to take the next steps in this field of work.

Your Apprenticeship will include:

• L2/3 NVQ in Business and Administration
• Level 2/3 Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration
• Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT)
• Any job specific training

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Harriet Restall, Senior Housing Support Officer, 01325 388548.


Closing Date: 25/07/2014

Place Link directly to vacancy: D13342

Business Support Co-ordinator

37 hours per week
Salary: Grade O (£28,127 - £31,160)
Post Ref Number: D13342
Number of Posts: 1

We are currently looking to recruit a confident and enthusiastic person who has experience of managing and motivating teams of staff.

This post involves the co-ordination of all Business Support and Personal Assistant/Directorate Support across a number of departments within the Council and some areas of Public Health. The successful candidate will need to be able to develop and adapt working arrangements and practices to meet the evolving needs of departments and their related priorities. Communication, networking and negotiation skills are all essential criteria for this post along with the ability to analyse situations and problem solve.

If you feel that you have the experience and skills required we look forward to hearing from you.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification in the Vacancy Information document.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Ann Lovegreen, Business Support Manager, on 01325 388504 or Linda Todd, Head of Service, on 01325 388354.


Closing Date: 25/07/2014

Resources Link directly to vacancy: D13196

Apprentice Business Support

Full time
Salary: Apprentice (£2.68 per hour)
Post Ref Number: D13196
Number of Posts: 1

The apprenticeship is based with the team responsible for providing business support to different council sites in Darlington.

The apprenticeship will enable you to develop a range of administrative and clerical skills. You will provide administrative support tasks including dealing with enquiries from customers over the telephone, at the counter and in writing, post duties, filing, scanning and other tasks related to administration in a large organisation.

You will be required to develop your organisational and communication skills and your use of Information Technology (Microsoft Office). You will also learn how to use other in-house computer packages as required.

You will be expected to complete an apprenticeship in Business and Administration (level 2/3) and this involves:

• Level 2/3 NVQ in Business and Administration
• Level 2/3 Certificate in the Principles of Business and Administration
• Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (as required)

For more information on this apprenticeship, please refer to the Job Profile in the Vacancy Information document. If you would like an informal discussion about the apprenticeship, please contact Ann Lovegreen, Business Support Manager, on (01325) 388504.


Closing Date: 01/08/2014


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