Specialist Social Worker

North Yorkshire County Council
North Yorkshire
£35,745 - £39,880
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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

Job Details

Here at North Yorkshire County Council, we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; Ofsted has recently recognised their hard work in our 2018 review, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering the opportunity to join our highly acclaimed service and help us continue to offer an excellent provision.

An exciting position has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated Specialist Social Worker to oversee the West (Harrogate, Ripon and Craven) of the County in a permanent full time role.

As a Specialist Social Worker, you will be part of a small and committed team that is focused in the fields of child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, missing and contextual safeguarding. The Specialist Social Workers are non-case however, requires you to have oversight and support Children and Families staff and wider partners to consider innovative approaches to complex casework.

Specialist Social Worker are integral in developing relationships and working alongside multi agency partners to ensure the right outcomes for children.

As Specialist Social worker you will be given the opportunity to attend varied and bespoke training child sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, missing, contextual safeguarding and private fostering furthering your own CPD as well as sharing learning within the wider workforce.

The specialist social work team is committed to work with children and their families/carers, using a range of solution focussed, strength based relationship practice models, including Signs of Safety, Systemic theory and the Family Finding approach. We are looking for an individual who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. 

If you have any questions about the role please contact Jess Markwart (Group Manager Access and Multiple Vulnerabilities) on jess.markwart@northyorks.gov.uk 

Job Description / Person Specification.pdf

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Key Dates

Closing date: Sunday 23rd January

Shortlisting Date: Monday 24th January

Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Venue for Interview: Virtual

This is a politically restricted post as defined by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. 

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.


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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