Assessing Social Worker + Social Worker Children in Permanent Placements

York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
04 Jun 2021
11 Jun 2021
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Due to staff moving onto new roles we have an exciting opportunity for 3 full time permanent Social Workers to join the Achieving Permanence Group. Work in this area is with looked after children, care leavers, foster carers and the recruitment of those carers.

We have 2 x roles in the Children in Permanent Placement Team and 1x role in the Assessing Permanent Carers Team.

Within the Children in Permanent Placements team we work with looked after children, implementing their care plans be that to support them through to adulthood or to return to their families when positive change has been achieved. We seek to support our children and young people to achieve their potential through having high aspirations for them. You will have a manageable caseload which will allow you to form strong relationships with children, young people and the team around them.

We are looking for workers who are keen to make a difference through being creative and placing the child at the centre of their work. You will have good resolution skills, an ability to problem solve and to prioritise and evidence your work.

The Assessing Permanent Carers Team are responsible for assessing Connected Carers / Special Guardian’s with a view to them meeting the needs of York’s most vulnerable children.

We are looking for someone with experience of undertaking assessments of families and with an understanding of good outcomes for young people. The candidate will need to respond to tight deadlines and analyse key facts and determine appropriate courses of action.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidates to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

These posts require qualified Social Workers who are currently registered with the HCPC.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

Relocation expenses, in accordance with the City of York Council’s Relocation Policy, may be available for the successful candidate subject to meeting the relevant criteria

For further information or an informal discussion about the Assessing Permanent Carers Team please contact Team Manager James Lee on 01904 553319 or E-mail at

For further information or an informal discussion about the Children in Permanent Placement Team please contact Team Manager Claire Mo  on 07538 239311 or E-mail at

Closing date:  Friday 11 June 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date: Wednesday 23 June 2021

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