Social Worker - Craven

North Yorkshire
£29,636 - £34,788 per annum
02 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced social worker to join our friendly safeguarding team in Craven. The post will be based at Belle Vue Square, Skipton; the team covers an area of diversity and contrast from the market town of Skipton through into the North Yorkshire Dales and to the borders of West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

*Please note that a Social Work qualification is necessary to be eligible for this role. We welcome applications from those awaiting their Social Work qualification and those going through their ASYE.

“Children and families in North Yorkshire receive a consistent, high-quality service. There is outstanding practice within all teams, which has a demonstrably positive impact on effecting change for children and families. There are well-established multi-agency partnerships that understand thresholds, ensuring that families receive the right help in a timely way. Work is child-centred and there is a long-standing, clearly embedded model of practice, based on building effective relationships with children and families.” – Ofsted 2018 We are extremely proud of our recent Children and Families Ofsted report, rating us as outstanding in all provisions across our children’s social care services.
Our main focus within Children and Families is now to maintain this success by continuing to offer an outstanding level of support to the children and young people of North Yorkshire. We are seeking a Social Worker to help us on this journey and join our dedicated team in Craven. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an organisation that is at the forefront of Children’s Social Work and continues to influence the rest of the country through our ambitious and forward-thinking ways of working.

As an employee of NYCC 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 

• 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

• Manageable case load – don’t just hear it from us, read what Ofsted had to say about the work load at NYCC: “North Yorkshire local authority monitors workloads and has invested in the recruitment of social workers so that effective relationship work with children and families can be maintained. There is investment in the development of workers and managers, who are able to access opportunities to further enhance their practice.” – Ofsted 2018

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 have been nominated for several awards and have previously won Employer of the Year at the Social Work Awards. Through our workforce strategy we also ensure that staff receive continuous and excellent support from management. With 93% of staff saying they would recommend North Yorkshire as a good place to work as a Social Worker, this is an opportunity not to miss out on.

Whilst the post is based in Skipton there is the ability to work from home and other bases. The area benefits from excellent road and rail links including easy access from the A1, A19 and A64, making York, Hull and Leeds and many other towns easily commutable. 

For more information about the role please contact Sarah Howarth (Team Manager) on 01609 535461

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A 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.