Application deadline 2nd August 2020
Job location North Yorkshire
Salary £34,788 - £38,813

Senior Social Worker

Location: Sandpiper House, Selby

Salary: up to £38,813

Contract Type – Permanent

Senior Social Workers form part of our wider Practice and Integration Team and we are excited to be able to offer a permanent opportunity, to a registered, qualified, experienced Social Worker, who is looking to take on the challenge of supporting and promoting best practice in the Selby area.

Team Vision:

Our team will work collaboratively with colleagues, partners and the communities in North Yorkshire to achieve better outcomes for all. We will realise this by striving for the development of evidence based best practice that is innovative, inclusive and keeps the person at the heart of what we do.

We are restless for better, doing things differently, by developing and implementing standards which provide a cohesive and high performing social care workforce, which embraces cultural change and improve strength-based practice with our communities.

We will lead on quality assuring social work and social care practice to ensure that the highest standard of practice is embedded across the organisation. This will be done by providing skilled and experienced leadership and practice knowledge to social workers and social care practitioners, the organisation and its partners.

We will be dedicated and visible across North Yorkshire to ensure that there is professional practice oversight in place to lead, oversee, support and develop outstanding practice and in turn lead the development of excellent social workers and social care practitioners.

We are looking for someone who will be able to:

-Participate and deliver on different projects to the standards and values of Social Work
-Confidently speak in public, present, lead on workshops and facilitate different forums
-Challenge effectively with colleagues at different leadership levels and is open to challenge and debate
-Actively listen, whilst recognising and drawing on the strengths and knowledge in the wider Practice and Integration Team
-Be open minded, transparent and honest, identify own knowledge gaps and seek to find the answer through an asset based approach
-Continually learn, using different sources of evidence-based practice, research, reflection and development opportunities to inform own and others professional decision making
-Be a practice lead on specialist topics, to promote best practice County Wide
-Contribute to the Team work plan and take pride in the quality of own work

In return we can offer:

As well as a fantastic benefits package, North Yorkshire offers significant scale compared with the vast majority of other local authority areas, providing a unique opportunity to take your career in a variety of directions. Our diversity also allows us to offer some flexibility in terms of office location, centred around the needs of our customers and the achievement of visible leadership.

Senior Social workers are involved in different programmes of work across Adult Social Care. You will be required to be flexible, adaptable and willing to travel County Wide depending on the needs of the service, maintaining visibility in the Selby teams. You will work under the leadership of the Principal Social Worker, who will line manage you.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Cara Nimmo, Head of Practice, for an informal conversation on the post.

Please email on to arrange for an informal conversation.

Key dates:

Closing date: 2nd August

Shortlisting: 3rd August

Interview date: 10th August

Venue for Interview- Skype

North Yorkshire really is a stunning, vibrant county with safe communities and excellent education. Over the past two years the new national crime figures have revealed North Yorkshire to be the safest place in England. It is rich in heritage and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty with four national parks in easy reach, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, stunning rural and coast landscapes. If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a comprehensive relocation package (subject to eligibility). A simply stunning location to live and work, we really do have it all!

The county benefits from excellent road and rail links, being half way between Edinburgh and London, with easy access via the East Coast mainline, the A1 (M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London just 2 hours by train. North Yorkshire borders the Lake District, Lancashire, County Durham, and Yorkshire and Humber regions with all they have to offer.

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