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Social Worker, Adults Safeguarding Team

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,887 - £36,380
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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City of York Council Adult Social Care are excited to be entering a new phase, underpinned by recruitment of staff into full and part time positions.

This is an opportunity to gain expertise in a specialist area of Social Care within a highly committed and supportive team. If you are looking to gain valuable experience to support career progression, York is the place for you.

We’re keen to hear from professionals registered with Social Work England, or equivalent, who want to work within a forward thinking, innovative team. If you are committed to driving outcomes for those we support, are able to practice Making Safeguarding Personal and can promote positive risk taking, we want to work with you.

The successful candidate will undertake all aspects of safeguarding from Triage to safeguarding planning and review to ensure the Local Authority meets its duties under the Care Act, but more importantly to enable people in our community to live safely, free from abuse and neglect.

You will work with people who have complex life experiences using Trauma Informed practice, supported by a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approach.

You will be adept at assessing risk and thinking outside of the box to mitigate risks, and skilled in the application of the Mental Capacity Act. Your decisions will be defensible and recorded and you will have the confidence to hold our organisation and others to account. Your practice will be underpinned by frequent, high quality supervision with peer and leader support daily.

We can’t wait for you to compliment our team and look forward to receiving your application.

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.

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 candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

At the moment due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some of our staff are working remotely from home but a return to a combination of working remotely and physically from the Council’s offices is anticipated in the near future.

As a new starter, your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team. Your working arrangements will vary according to your service and role, and the current Government guidance. For many roles, there will be more opportunities in the future for remote and hybrid working. However, this comes with the expectation that, as workplaces open up, there is likely to be an ongoing and occasional requirement to attend the workplace.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a 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.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact;

Tania Stephenson, Assistant Service Manager or on 01904 554404 or Emma Moseley –  via email at   

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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