Application deadline 29th November 2020
Job reference KC5120
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week Full time / Part time
Salary £27,741 to £35,745 Per annum / Per annum pro rata

Grade/Band – I,K,J
Vacancy Hours – full and part time posts available
Contract Type – permanent
Weekend Working – No
Interview Date – the week commencing 7th December
Venue for Interview – remotely

Sensory Social Worker/Trainee Sensory Social Worker Salary Grade I,J,K £27,741 – £35,745 (pro rata) Hours: both full and part time posts available
Location: Countywide team (location negotiable)

During the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever that we keep people safe and supported across North Yorkshire’s communities. As a result, we have a great opportunity for a Social Work professional to join our countywide Sensory Service as either a trainee sensory social worker or a qualified sensory social worker.

Our team: Our sensory service is a key part of our Health and Adult service, committed to delivering services to our local community and providing opportunities for our local residents, ensuring they become more resilient and self-sustaining. The sensory team is a countywide service and has a number of disciplines within it, supporting adults with care and support needs who are deaf, deafened, deafblind or adults with care and support needs who have vision loss.

Our ethos: Our ethos is centred on promoting wellbeing and preventing, reducing and delaying need. The main focus of your work will therefore involve providing strength based assessments and working to develop creative person centred solutions, which will include promoting self-directed support and personalisation. Our drive is to embed practice, which is consistently strengths-based, drawing on, and supporting, what people can do for themselves and making the most of individual and community assets to maintain or improve their independence.

Sensory Social Worker- Grade J-K- £30,451-£35,745 As a Sensory Social Worker you will provide a Social Work service to Deaf BSL users, people who are deafblind, people who are deafened and people with sight impairments and complex needs. You will have robust knowledge and experience of working in the field of deafness and sensory impairment and will be qualified to a minimum of BSL Level 2. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of current legislation, particularly The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, including Deprivation of Liberty and Best Interest Assessments. It is essential that you hold a professional social work qualification and have a professional registration with Social Work England. Newly qualified Social Workers are welcome to apply and appointment would be negotiated pending successful registration.

Trainee Sensory Social Worker- Grade I- £27,741-£30,451 For the trainee role you will either already be studying towards a Social Work degree or you will do so via an apprenticeship route over the course of three years (pro-rata). You will have knowledge of the basic framework of the care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act and of Equality & Diversity, Dignity & Respect and Human Rights legislation and experience in an adults’ Health or Social Care setting, working with people with physical or sensory impairments or with older people.

Benefits: In return we can offer you a range of benefits including the opportunity to develop with a leading care provider, a programme of professional support, supervision and training, the challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload and the opportunity to play a key part in the development of our services. We also offer a variety of competitive employee benefits including generous leave entitlement, career average pension scheme with excellent benefits, access to range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.

Location: The majority of the support required is in the Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale areas as well as some further support in the Hambleton area. We are supported with modern technology to allow us to work from one of our bases or from home so location is negotiable.

To apply: We are seeking a Sensory Social Worker but would welcome applications from trainees who are currently on an approved Social Work course who would be available for the work-based route and so therefore able to commence in post whilst also continuing their training. To apply for either role please complete the application form and state within the supporting evidence section whether you are interested in being considered for either the Sensory Social Worker position or the trainee position.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stephen Wright Sensory Team Manager or Peter Hopkins – Head of Service

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

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