Social Worker – Children & Families Service - Care Planning and Support Team

North Yorkshire County Council
£30,451 - £39,880 per annum pro rata + relocation support
Closing date
6 Feb 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

The Care Planning and Support Team in the East of North Yorkshire is looking to expand its team of Social Workers, this is an exciting time to join the service and make a real difference to the lives of our young people. We are passionate about improving the outcomes for our young people and have a practice model which has a focus on supporting children, their family and network to achieve positive change that continues after we no longer need to be involved. Together we create environments that allow relationships to flourish, for children who are in care to be connected to those that matter to them, family, friends and previous carers. Our priority is keeping children safe and families together, the right intervention at the right time in the right place.

We clearly demonstrate that the voice of the child and family shape the service we provide and this is evidenced throughout practice.  We are looking for Social Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude who put children at the heart of their practice and are innovative in their approach.  It might be you are starting out on your career or are experienced in another area of Social Work with a variety of experience and skills to bring to the role. You will be joining 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.

We have adapted our working practice and encourage agile working with a mix of home based work and access to docking stations across the county which include Whitby, Pickering, Malton and Selby.  This way of working allows flexibility and a home life balance which we are happy to promote.

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.  

You will benefit from high quality reflective supervision both individually and also group supervision with your colleagues. 

We are dedicated to career progression 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.

We very much welcome you to contact us to find more out these opportunities an informal conversation:

Care Planning and Support Team (Children in Care) Please contact us for more information Rosie Appleby, Team Manager emailing or by calling 01609 534241 (ext 4241)

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

We will be shortlisting and interviewing throughout the advert period and look forward to exploring your interest and receiving your application as soon as possible. Upon receipt, we will be in touch! 

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Job Description/ Person Specification – Newly qualified & experienced Social Worker

Job Description – Advanced Practitioner

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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. 


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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