Job reference 278943
Job location North Yorkshire
Hours per-week 37 hours per week
Salary £29636

Starting Salary: £29,636 pro rata
Grade/Band: J-K
Vacancy Hours: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Weekend Working: No
Interview Date: 17th February 2020
Venue for Interview: Brook Lodge, Selby

We make a real difference to the lives of children and families in North Yorkshire. We clearly demonstrate that the voice of the child and family shape the service we provide and is evidenced throughout practice. At the core of our work is the belief that children deserve to receive the outstanding care and support they need to live and reach their full potential, 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. As a corporate parent we are dedicated to supporting children in remaining close to their home and local community, which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families.

As Safeguarding Social Worker you will work collectively as part of a team of Social Workers to deliver high levels of service supporting children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner. You will be part of a highly-acclaimed supportive service that has 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 national leader, North Yorkshire’s children’s services have been recognised as an exemplar through the award of Partners in Practice status, our Signs of Safety and Family Finding model is highly regarded nationally and is demonstrated across the county effectively to assess and manage risk.

North Yorkshire has achieved this through a clear workforce strategy and practice leader forums which continue to develop and embed the model in teams. 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.

Children and families in North Yorkshire receive a consistent, high-quality service and we are the only authority nationally to have received ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2018) across all provisions. As Safeguarding Social Worker you will play an vital role in providing support to children and families by assessing the needs of a child following a referral, agreeing goals and identifying a plan of support and subsequently build empathetic respectful relationships. You will work closely with the family until the agreed outcome is achieved; we believe this is the best practise and our families report that they value having one consistent worker involved in their lives.

For more information about the role please contact Mark Stonell, Team Manager on 01609 798252 or Debbie Simpson, Practice Supervisor on 01609 532023. We welcome applicants to visit Brook Lodge, please contact us in advance if you wish to meet to discuss the role in person.

Please note that a Social Work qualification is essential for this role.

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

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertise vacancies on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYCC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Enquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly with the third party.

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