Experienced Social Worker – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's Team , up to £40,221 per annum pro rata + relocation support
North Yorkshire
up to £40,221 per annum pro rata + relocation support
1st Oct, 2023
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Experienced Social Worker – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's Team , up to £40,221 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Experienced Social Worker – Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children's Team

Location: Flexible work bases across the county and hybrid working

Salary: From £35,745 up to £40,221 per annum pro rata + relocation support

Grade: JK

Hours: Full and part time hours available. Flexible working can be discussed

Contract: Permanent


North Yorkshire Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers across our Looked After Children Team.  We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

About the role


We are looking for full time social workers who shares our values and passion to improve outcomes for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People. You will have a good understanding of the challenges that these children face and want to truly make a positive change whilst driving forward the promotion and development of the Strength in Relationship Practice model, which puts effective relationships with children and families at its heart. It is essential that you have experience:

  • Working with Unaccompanied Asylum seeking children

  • Experience with age assessments 

  • Good knowledge and understanding of immigration law, looked after legislation and processes to ensure that these children and young people are to be supported to reach their full potential

  • A second language would be highly desirable.

The role is very varied, no two days look the same for workers, one day you maybe completing words and pictures with a family or the next supporting a young person with pathway planning to independence.  We work with all young people from birth up to the age of 18 having strong links with other agencies externally and teams in North Yorkshire. 


The team consists of a Team Manager and Practice Supervisor to support all our Social Workers in the team. The team have dedicated business support to enable Social Workers to spend more time with Children, Young People and their families. We have a well defined supervision policy which includes regular group supervisions, individual supervisions and opportunities to participate in County Wide practice model sessions, and engage in appreciative enquiry and conversation café’s about practice with our Principal Social Worker.


The team is creative in the ways we work with young people and  families and no two plans look the same. The Social Workers are supported by new technology which means that time is freed up to spend it away from the computer and with young people.  


About you


We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who are child focussed, like to think outside of the box and are creative in their planning with children.  It doesn’t matter whether you are starting out in your social work career, returning to practice or an experienced worker looking for a new challenge either in a different field or new authority.    


We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy


For an informal conversation, we would welcome you to contact Helen Healey (Team Manager) by emailing Helen.Healey@northyorks.gov.uk 


If you are interested in a career in Social Work and would like more information about this, please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice & QA) on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk We have many opportunities to support people wanting to become Qualified Social Workers.


Key dates

Closing date: 1st October 2023
Interview date: TBC


We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.


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


NYC 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

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