Social Worker – Safeguarding Team - Selby

Selby, North Yorkshire
£30,451 - £39,880 per annum pro rata 
10 Feb 2021
28 Feb 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team - Selby

Grade: J-L
Salary: £30,451 - £39,880 per annum pro rata 
Location: Sandpiper House, Selby. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 

Hours: Full-time and part-time hours available.

Contract: Permanent

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 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 the Selby area, 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 Claire Hamilton on 07815 576 138 or by email 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. 


We welcome ASYE applications for our positions.

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We welcome individuals looking to relocate, for further information please see our Relocation Policy

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2021
Interview date: 12th March 2021 (Virtually)

We have opened up our Social Worker Grades to now include the role of Advanced Practitioner (please find Job Description below) if you meet the criteria we welcome you to apply for our Advanced Practitioner position via our AP advert.

Advanced Practitioner – Grade L – £35,745 - £39,880

Experienced Social Worker – Grade K – £32,910 - £35,745

Newly Qualified Social Worker – Grade J - £30,451 - £32,910

If you are interested in joining us as a newly qualified or experienced Social Worker, please continue to apply via this link.

We are dedicated to developing our employees within the Council and are able to offer career progression to Advanced Practitioner along with Practice Supervisor & management opportunities.  

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Job Description – Social Worker

Job Description – Advanced Practitioner

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Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post, this cost will be met by the employer.

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.