Family Coordinator (Social Work Apprentice)
East Riding Of Yorkshire
£27,803 - £28,282 per year
15th Jul, 2024
Job description

The job itself

East Riding of Yorkshire, Children’s Services have recently been rated GOOD by Ofsted in their recent ILACS inspection. Ofsted in their recent report stated ‘since the last inspection in 2019, when the overall effectiveness of services was judged inadequate with children in care and care leavers judged to be good, the leadership team has made significant and sustained changes in all the practice and leadership areas identified for improvement.

Through extensive engagement with external partners and scrutineers, the improvements in the service mean that children and young people in East Riding receive a timely and effective response and intervention when they need it. They have ambitious plans and have secured significant investment to develop their services further as part of their continuous improvement journey. Senior leaders lead by example, and this has supported practitioners to embed the relational model of practice with the families they work with.’

Do you want to qualify as a Social Worker?

Are you thinking about undertaking the Social Work Degree? Do you currently work for East Riding of Yorkshire Council? If so, we have a perfect opportunity for you.

Social Work Apprentice (Family Coordinator) roles are available for internal staff looking to develop their skills in this field and you are encouraged to consider this exciting development opportunity.

To apply for a position, you must have prior written agreement from your manager for a secondment. Managers authorising secondments should be aware the applicants substantive post will fund the wages over the 3 years of the apprenticeship and there will be no opportunity to backfill positions during this time.

Successful completion of the Social Work Apprenticeship enables you to become a registered Social Worker and apply for Social Work roles.

Due to the nature and level of qualification, the funding available to cover the additional costs, the following entry criteria apply.

You must:

  • Be a current employee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Have approval from your current Manager to apply for this 3-year secondment opportunity.
  • Hold Level 2 English and Maths qualifications (Grades 4 to 9 / A to C) or equivalent accepted by the Education, Skills Funding Agency.
  • Hold a Level 3 qualification (in any subject), e.g. A Level, Level 3 NVQ, etc.

You must have achieved the English, Maths and Level 3 qualification and be able to provide the certificates no later than close of business on 15th July. If you do not have a certificate, you must obtain a duplicate at your own expense no later than the above date – there can be no exceptions to this rule due to the University entry requirements. If shortlisted, your application will not progress if you do not provide copies of qualification certificates.

There will be a selection process for those who are successfully shortlisted. Candidates selected following our internal process will progress to an assessment day including the University week commencing 22nd July. If you are successful in your application, you will undertake your apprenticeship within one of our host social work teams – though you will experience other placements as part of your qualification.

If you have any questions please contact the Effective Practice Academy inbox and a member of the team will contact you to talk through the application process and social work apprenticeship programme with you.

Our Model of Practice Stronger Together: ‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire Children, Families and Schools and owned by our workforce.

We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this is set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families and communities. Our Stronger Together approach is strengths based, solution-focussed, and relational recognising that the very best work with families takes place within the context of excellent, collaborative relationships.

A well embedded model ensures we all have something to centre our practice on so that, while the work may be different, all of our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.

Other important information

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is pursuing equality of opportunity in employment.

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