Social Worker – Children & Families Service - Scarborough
We are looking for newly qualified and experienced Social Workers to join our highly regarded and consistently high performing children’s social care teams. North Yorkshire County Council Children’s Social Care were assessed as outstanding by OFSTED in 2018 and in June 2021.
We are dedicated to developing our community of employees within the Council and you will have many opportunities to progress within your career, which could include Advanced Practitioner along with Practice Educator, Practice Supervisor & management opportunities.
We have an established ASYE programme where there is dedicated support for social workers in their first year of practice, this includes additional training and supervision and mentoring.
As a Children & Families Social Worker, your focus is to support children, their family and network to achieve positive change that continues after we no longer need to be involved. Together we will create conditions that allow relationships to flourish. Our practice system is built to deliver this outcome. Keeping children safe and families together, the right intervention at the right time in the right place.
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 , regular access to training including Signs of Safety, Systemic Practice and Family Finding.
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 the mapping of cases has further enhanced their practice, 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 our practice model, strengths in relationships 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, 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.
We welcome any interested applicants to contact Amie Templeman (Team Manager) on 01609 524124 or email Amie.Templeman@northyorks.gov.uk, or Trudy Traves (Team Manager) on 01609 798116 or email Trudy.Traves@northyorks.gov.uk 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.
Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.
We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy
Closing date: Midnight Monday 31st January 2022
Interview date: TBC
We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.
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.
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