Social Worker - Safeguarding Team

  • Job Reference: 00044450-1
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2020
  • Employer: North Yorkshire County Council
  • Website: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/
  • Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £30,451 to £35,745
  • Bonus/Benefits: Flexible working/ work from home
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Social Worker - Safeguarding Team 

Posts available:

  • Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale
  • Scarborough South
  • Scarborough Town

Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 to £35,745 per annum pro rata 
Location: North Yorkshire House, Scarborough. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Contract: All roles - full-time (37 hours) and permanent 

We are looking for experienced or newly qualified Social Workers to join our highly regarded and consistently high performing children’s social care.

As Safeguarding Social Worker you will support 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 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. 

“My role gives me a sense of belonging and I am proud to work for North Yorkshire. The Authority has allowed me to grow and develop as a professional and has helped me form my identity as a social work professional” - Children's Social Worker

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.

We are committed to the development of innovative working practices, whilst the posts are 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.

We welcome any interested applicants to contact the below Team Managers for an informal conversation:

We're proud to support the Local Government Association's Return to Social Work programme, offering former social workers free training so they can return to social work.

ASYE

We welcome ASYE applications for our positions.

We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information see our  Relocation Policy (pdf / 180 KB).

Key dates

  • Closing date: 11.59pm 27 September 2020
  • Interview date: 12 October 2020

Key documents

To apply: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/social-worker-career-opportunities