Application deadline 8th March 2020
Job reference KW2671
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week Full Time
Salary £29,636 to £34,788 per annum

Grade: J-K
Salary: £29,636 – £34,788 per annum pro rata
Location: North Yorkshire House. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home.

We are looking for social workers to join our strong performing Looked After Children and Permanence team, covering the East of North Yorkshire, based in Scarborough.

The Looked After Children’s Team is responsible for the wellbeing and progress of looked after children and Permanence Care Planning for Children in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area, as well as some children placed outside of the county.

As Social Worker will be responsible for progressing plans for permanence where the child is not going to remain a looked after child, e.g adoption. The team undertakes the majority of care proceedings for the East of the county and uses a Signs of Safety approach to assess and manage risk to children. You will be part of a highly-acclaimed supportive service who work hard to produce the best outcomes for looked after children. You will receive a comprehensive programme to ensure new recruits have a thorough induction, receive ongoing support from managers and have the opportunity to progress in your career.

As a service, we are committed to creating a healthy culture where social workers feel that they have a forum to share their views about the organisation and environment in which they work. We pride ourselves on our confident workforce who feel safe and their practice has been further enhanced by the mapping of cases which is core to this model. We have been nominated for several awards and have previously won Employer of the Year at the Social Work Awards.

As a national leader we have been recognised as an exemplar through the award of Partners in Practice status, our Signs of Safety model is highly regarded nationally and is demonstrated across the county effectively to assess and manage risk, which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families. We have achieved this through a clear workforce strategy and practice leader forums which continue to develop and embed the model in teams.

“North Yorkshire local authority monitors workloads and has invested in the recruitment of social workers so that effective relationship work with children and families can be maintained. There is investment in the development of workers and managers, who are able to access opportunities to further enhance their practice.” – Ofsted 2018

We clearly demonstrate that the voice of the child and family shape the service we provide and is evidenced throughout practice, we understand the quality of our practice and practice outcomes and have a clear delivery mechanism for building on strengths and responding to risks and issues to drive through improvements which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families.

A social worker within the Looked After Children and Permanence team says the following about North Yorkshire County Council and the Social Work role:

‘Working for NYCC as a social worker in the looked after team is a fantastic job. We are a team that advocates for the young people we support and make every effort to encourage the young people and families we work with to hope and to heal. As a newly qualified social worker I feel very supported management and my experienced team colleagues. They continue to make me feel empowered and valued.’ – Social Worker

We are committed to the development of innovative working practices, whilst the posts are be based in Scarborough, we promote innovative working practices in order to achieve excellence in service provision and work life balance. You will be provided with modern technology to enable you to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. The East coast benefits from excellent road and rail links including easy access from the A1, A19 and A64, making Teesside, York, Hull and Selby all easily commutable.

For more information about the role please contact Gemma Sheader, Team Manager on 01609 798 305.

Please note that a Social Work qualification is essential for this role and an enhanced DBS clearance is a requirement of the post.

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