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Social Worker / Advanced Practitioner – Children & Families Service

Employer
North Yorkshire County Council
Location
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Salary
£30,451 - £39,880 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Adult Services, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

North Yorkshire County Council have a national reputation for excellence and we are looking for Social Workers with a variety of experience and skills. We also welcome those who are looking to relocate.

We are looking for experienced or newly qualified Social Workers to join our highly regarded and consistently high performing children’s social care team.

We are dedicated to developing our community of employees within the Council and you will have many opportunities to progress within your career which could include, Advanced Practitioner along with Practice Educator, Practice Supervisor & management opportunities. 

As a Children & Families Social Worker, your focus is to support children, their family

and network to achieve positive change that continues after we no longer need to be  involved. Together we will create conditions that allow relationships to flourish. Our practice system is built to deliver this outcome. Keeping children safe and families together, the right intervention at the right time in the right place.

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 practice 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, 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 Joanne Hammond (Team Manager) on Joanne.Hammond@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. 

ASYE - We welcome ASYE applications for our positions.

Visit our dedicated Campaign Page for more information.

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

Key dates
Closing date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Interview date: Friday 24th September 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.

  • 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

We look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application.

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. 

Company

The County of North Yorkshire is the largest County in England and Wales. Within the county are 598 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and 530 square miles of the North York Moors National Park. The county is included in the Yorkshire and Humberside Region.

Whilst the economy of the County has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and tourism, there is a fast growing high technology base and this, together with other forms of light manufacturing industry, is of increasing importance. The County Council has an active policy of economic development and the predominantly rural character of the County is highly attractive to high technology businesses as well as the traditional industries of farming, food production and tourism. The County contains several centres of great historic interest, market towns that invite light industrial development, the modern coalfield area in the South, scenic, lightly populated upland areas and the extensive lowland area in the Vale of York.

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Telephone
0845 872 7374
Location
County Hall
North Yorkshire
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