Social Worker – Looked after Children (LAC) - Knaresborough
We are looking for experienced or newly qualified Social Workers to join our highly regarded and consistently high performing children’s social care team.
As a Looked after children’s 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 Knaresborough, 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 Angela Wright Team Manger on 01609 79 7074 or by email Angela.Wright@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.
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Closing date: Sunday 14th February 2021
Shortlisting: 16th February 2021
Interview date: 24th February 2021
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.