Social Workers - Fostering
Grade 9 Level 1- 4 £ 35,737 to £ 40,230 pro rata, per annum
27th Jun, 2024
Job description

We are excited to be welcoming applications for Social Workers to join our fostering service. We are proud our children and young people in care can live in their own community and build their future locally with local foster families. We put children at the centre of all our practice and want to improve the offer we give to our foster carers and the children they care for. So come and help change and shape the future of the service.


It is an exciting time to join York fostering service as successful candidates will be involved in driving a strong value base of good practice in York with embedding our new practice model, Building Brighter Futures. 


We are on an 18-month journey of implementation of Signs of Safety led by Andrew and Pene Turnell; as well as bespoke training in Family Seeing with Kevin Campbell, with training planned throughout 2024 and 2025.  Successful candidates will receive continuous training, access to knowledge banks and will be part of the leadership group of the Building Brighter Futures practice model forward.


Candidates will need to be highly motivated, committed to meeting the fostering regulations to deliver an outstanding quality fostering service for the children and young people of York.


The candidate will have a manageable caseload and will require the following skills:

  • to work independently and as part of a team
  • be able to assess, supervise and support fostering households
  • develop others practice and manage challenging situations
  • work within timescales and with conflicting priorities.
  • have excellent oral, listening, and written skills for clear, analytical, and coherent reports is a requirement of this post.


If you are a dedicated Social Worker who wants to make a difference for children and young people, then apply now.


The council is currently unable to sponsor working visas.


Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.


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.


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.


The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition, we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Dawn Atkin, Service Manager,  on 07742766123.


Closing date:  27 June 2024 at 12 midnight

Interview date:  TBC

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