Development opportunities as a children and families social worker at the council
Empowering families, inspiring change, consecutively outstanding - rated by Ofsted 2018 and 2023.
It is important for us that our social workers have manageable workloads, supportive and transparent management and the opportunity for continuous professional development.
We understand social work is challenging and 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. Social workers have the support of our principal social worker who can guide on practice and talk to you about your social work career.
We strive to achieve the very best practice and to continually learn by taking accountability and developing new ways of working. This has enabled a culture to be developed in which social workers and managers feel confident, safe and supported to manage risk appropriately.
North Yorkshire is a beautiful part of the country. This means that when you are not at work, you have time for the things that really matter to you.
Whether you are looking for a full time or part time role we would encourage you to apply. We are open to a hybrid model of working, with time in the office and working from home. We are also open to discussion and agreements about office bases being nearest your home at a range of locations around the county.
We are dedicated to growing our employees within the council. Progression routes available for a social worker at the council:
- Social Worker, Grade JK - salary £35,745 to £40,221
- Advanced Practitioner - Grade L - salary £40,221 to £44,428
- Practice Supervisor, Grade M - salary £44,428 to £48,474
- Team Manager, Grade N - salary £48,474 to £52,504
Salaries are pro rata, per annum.
Watch this video of Sam Clayton, Head of Effective Practice and Quality Assurance, talking about the opportunities we have available.
Are you interested in a career in social work?
All of our current vacancies require you to be a qualified social worker, if you are not qualified but are interested in pursuing a career in social work, please contact Samantha Clayton, Head of Effective Practice and Quality Assurance, on Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk. Sam can offer advice, guidance and explore your career options with you.
As a large employer, we have many opportunities to support people wanting to become qualified social workers. Whether you are a student or considering a career switch, we have a diverse range of jobs and careers available within the children’s and young people’s services.
- work experience days
- job fairs
- short placements
- career advice
- work shadowing
- social work placements