Social Work Professional Learning & Development Officer - Northallerton
North Yorkshire
To £42,503 per annum
4th Dec, 2022
Job description

Grade: L

Salary: To  £42,503 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 
Contract: Established Full Time
Weekend Working: No  
Venue for Interview: County Hall  


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified and experienced social worker. The post is a Social Work Professional Learning & Development Officer.


You would work as part of the Social Work Professional Learning & Development Team (SWPLDT), based within the Training and Learning Directorate but working very closely and in partnership with the Children and Young Persons service.


The SWPLDT is a small team, friendly team dedicated to supporting and developing the social work learning experience and the continuous development of best practice. We provide a range of specialist, tailored support to student social workers and qualified social workers.



This role centres on the delivery of the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE) programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW’s) in Children’s Services. This includes monitoring progress, high challenge/high support, celebrating and learning from good practice and quality assurance.


The ASYE is a national, one year, employer-led programme. It supports NQSW’s to consolidate their degree learning, develop capability and strengthen their professional confidence across the full range of the Professional Capability Framework and the Knowledge and Skills statement for child and family practitioners.


You would be joining a local, regional and national community of practice dedicated to improve standards and outcomes for our children, young people and their families.


What can we offer you in return?



  • The opportunity to develop knowledge, experience and skills

  • Professional support and supervision from your nominated team manager and relevant training

  • The challenge of complex and varied work

  • The opportunity to work in continuing professional development for social workers

  • Support from a specialist team and senior managers within CYPS

  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed for travelling across the geographical patch

  • Mobile and flexible working to support your work life balance and the delivery of the service across the county.

What can you offer us?


You will have:


  • A professional social work qualification and registration with Social Work England

  • Substantial post-qualifying experience in a social work role

  • Stage Two Practice Educator Qualification, or Practice Teaching Award

  • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities within social work professional development today

  • A commitment to the CYPS Strengths in Relationships Practice Model

  • A comprehensive knowledge of current, relevant legislation

  • Ability to manage a workload and prioritise service requirements

  • Experience relevant to the role

  • Proven interpersonal and negotiation skills



For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Janet Cox, Social Work Professional Learning & Development Team Lead  at [email protected]  via Microsoft Teams for internal candidates, or phone 01609 533048.


Job Description.pdf

Reward Booklet.pdf


Key Dates

Closing Date - 4th December 2022

Interview Date - TBC

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

We welcome applications from NYCC employees only for this vacancy. Only employees who are currently in paid employment with NYCC are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to NYCC staff under notice of redundancy or other authorised redeployees. If you wish to be considered for this vacancy through redeployment please contact the Recruitment Team.


NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

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