Social Worker (YOI)
PO1 £33,820.00 - £36,298.00
6th Dec, 2022
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified social worker to join the Dedicated Social Work team within Wetherby Young Offenders Institution. This is a specialist post which is funded through the Youth Custody Service and supervised and line managed through the host Local Authority; Leeds City Council.

The purpose of the Dedicated Social Work team is to assist the YOI managers to fulfil their statutory duties under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.  You will be responsible for supporting YOI managers in meeting their statutory responsibilities to safeguard children in Wetherby and ensure that looked after children (CLA) access the necessary support. Employment through the local authority affords an additional layer of independence, support, transparency and accountability and furthermore ensures that YOI managers can draw on appropriate and current expertise in child protection and social work practice.

The team provides assessment and interventions to children aged 15 years to 18 years during their time in Wetherby YOI. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate social worker who is able to work autonomously and be an effective team player.

Due to the fast paced work undertaken by the team we require someone who is able to work within timescales and who is flexible in working around the needs of the children. The post requires a degree of flexibility in working outside of the core working hours (evenings 5pm until 8pm)

To apply for this post, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site:

For informal enquiries please contact Joanne Gray 01937 544415

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer 2020, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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