Social Worker - Scarborough

North Yorkshire
£28,221 to £33,136
17 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Social Worker – Looked After Children 

Location: based in Scarborough, with the ability to work from other bases and from home 

Salary: £28,221 to £33,136 subject to pay award agreement (there is also the opportunity of a one off recruitment payment for exceptional candidates, with relevant social work experience) 

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

Are you a Social Work professional looking for your next challenge? Would you like to be part of an ‘outstanding’ children’s service that offers excellent provisions to the young people of North Yorkshire? We have a number of exciting opportunities to join a 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. You 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. 

Our team works hard to produce the best outcomes for looked after children and we are pleased to be offering these posts to dedicated Social Workers who are passionate about creating brighter futures for young people. 

Joining us as a Social Worker, you can not only expect to be part of a highly-acclaimed organisation, but also to receive the following: 
•Ongoing support from managers who will ensure that you receive the relevant guidance throughout your role 
•Numerous professional development opportunities enabling you to both develop and progress your career 
•Generous leave entitlement, allowing a healthy work/life balance 
•Relocation package available, dependent upon eligibility 
•Flexible working hours – we understand that everyone has different personal circumstances and priorities outside of work. We therefore try to accommodate these by offering flexible working hours to our employees 

Whilst the post is based in Scarborough the service very much promotes flexible working with the ability 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 01609798305 or email 

If you are ready to join us in creating brighter futures for looked after children, then we look forward to receiving your application. 

Please note that due to our various opportunities available, applications will be reviewed on a regular basis, not just after the closing date. 

Internal: to apply for this role, please click on the ‘apply’ option. 
External: to apply for this role, please visit and submit an online application. 

Please do not deviate from indicated application method. 

Key dates 
Closing date: 14th July 2019 
Interview date: 18th July 2019 

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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