Application deadline 6th August 2020
Job reference CHEC001572
Job location York
Hours per-week 37 Hour per week

The City of York Council are looking for experienced Children’s Social Workers for our Health and Disability Team.

We have vacancies for 2 social workers and 1 senior social worker, one social worker vacancy is a job sharing position.

This is an exciting time to come and join us; we are ambitious for a high achieving workforce who have the energy, determination and drive to put children and their families at the centre of all we do.

You will be working for an aspiring part of the service with ‘The Beehive’ a new flexible short breaks provision due to open in September 2020 leading to better outcomes and enabling children and young people to be cared for within their own homes and communities.

If you are passionate about social work and want to work with an innovative and driven team, who will help develop your skills and experience, we want to hear from you.

Ranked within the top 10 places to live in the UK, York is a vibrant, trailblazing, digital City which continues to make history. Our unique location means the Dales, Moors and Coast are all within an hour offering a positive work life balance.

You can look forward to a generous pay and reward package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Social Worker – Grade 9 Level 1-4 (£30,500 to £34,797 pa)
  • Senior Social Worker- Grade 10 Level 1-4 (£35,500 to £40,710 pa)
  • Local government pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Up to 29 days annual leave entitlement
  • Family friendly policies
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to assist with child care
  • Assistance with travel to work expenses
  • Comprehensive staff benefits package
  • Manageable, monitored caseloads.
  • Supported working environment
  • Regular reflective supervision.
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching
  • Progression opportunities
  • Strong leadership

Applicants must have current professional registration with Social Work England.

We are keen to enable our social workers to develop their knowledge and skills to secure the best outcomes for the children, young people and families in York and in doing so we will support you to work towards your NAAS accreditation.

Information on living in York

Information on Working for the council

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria.

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 C1: Can express him/ herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

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.

We are pleased to offer a virtual open morning so you can join us, meet team members and hear more about our work with children and families. This will be held on 28 July at 10am via skype.

If you would like to join us please email me to reserve your place

If you are not able to join us but have any queries please email Karoline.

Closing date:  Thursday 6 August at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Tuesday 20 August

Job Description Social Worker


Job Description Senior Social Worker

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