York is a great place to live and work!

A vibrant, attractive city centre, offering fantastic culture and leisure opportunities makes York an ideal place to develop and progress your social work career. In York, we are very proud of the quality of our social work and the commitment and skill of our social workers. We work as a whole team, prioritising professional support, training and development; creating the conditions in which effective, relationship based child centred practice can flourish.

Strong leadership and a culture of political support has resulted in additional investment into Children’s Social Care, enabling a significant restructure focussed on practice development and further strengthening service delivery. Internal promotions, expansion of services and the creation of new posts now provide us with exciting opportunities to recruit new staff.

Are you an experienced Social Worker? Would you like the opportunity to shape practice and support and develop social workers and other colleagues through co working, training and supporting practice?

Application deadline 14th August 2020
Job reference CHEC001562
Job location York
Hours per-week 37
Salary £Grade 10 £35,500 - £40,710 per annum

York Children’s Social Care are currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Social Worker to join our Advanced Practitioner team. We are offering a 12 month fixed term contract to an experienced social worker who is ready to progress their career to the next level.


The advanced practitioner roll in York has been developed to support improvements in social work practice, support the development and implementation of our quality assurance framework and provide specific support and mentoring to our ASYE and practice educator cohort.   The post holder will be a member of a small group of AP’s working across Children’s Services to drive forward practice initiatives. Within the roll there is also opportunity to become involved in project work, for example supporting the implementation of systemic practice across children’s social care and multi-agency partners and the roll out of the York NAAS project.   You will directly support a number of newly qualified colleagues through their ASYE year and beyond and support the development of practice education in York.


We provide an excellent level of reflective supervision, group supervision and mentoring, the opportunity to be part of a great team and to promote effective, evidence based relational practice in York.


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a wider competitive package, including;

  • Comprehensive and tailored induction package to all new employees
  • Local Authority pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and a salary sacrifice scheme to assist with the purchase of travel, child care, cars and IT equipment.
  • Agile and flexible working including technological support, access to ‘pool cars’, easy access to your peers, supervisors and managers.
  • Confidential free Coaching support
  • Access to a number of social opportunities within the workplace, including yoga and other social activities.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Dallas Frank, Head of Quality Assurance, Safeguarding and Principal Social Worker Dallas.frank@york.gov.uk    07900266425


Closing date:   14 August 2020 at 12 Midnight


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