City of York Council is looking for a qualified social worker with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience in working with looked after children to join our team to cover maternity leave until February 2020.


You will be a skilled and motivated practitioner who is committed to achieving good quality outcomes for children and young people who are looked after on a permanent basis, and understand that effective care planning and delivery of interventions will support achieving those good outcomes. You will value placing effective relationships at the centre of what you do. You will have the resilience to overcome the challenges you will encounter at times when working with children and young people and the impact of their loss and trauma on their later childhood.


Application deadline 4th April 2019
Job reference CHEC001070
Job location York
Hours per-week 37
Salary £30,500 - £34,794

Within the Children in Permanent Placements Team you will work with children and young people who are looked after on a long term basis, ensuring that all aspects of their care planning are progressed. You will undertake all statutory requirements including visits, participation in multi agency meetings, , producing care plans, pathway plans, PEP’s, promoting health needs and maintaining relationships with birth families. You will be part of a duty system on a regular basis. There is a high level of travel required to placements out of the York area, so the ability to travel to facilitate visits and attendance at meetings is required.


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 C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.


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.


The postholder will have access to secure government sites or email. In order to use these systems, the Cabinet Office requires the HR Team to carry out Baseline Personnel Standard Security(BPSS) checks.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Claire Mo, Service Manager, or on01904 551304


Closing date: Thursday 4 April at 12 midnight


Interview date: 30th April 2019

How to apply

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