Social Worker and Advanced Practitioner career opportunities

We have several career opportunities within our Children & Families Directorate to help and support children, young people and their families in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire is a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work. With this is mind, we are recruiting across the county for several children's social care roles, whatever stage you are at in your social work career. 

Hear from some of our colleagues about working in children's social care...

 

Partner in Practice

As a Partner in Practice, we are leading the way in social work with children and their families; our work is child-centred and there is a longstanding, clearly embedded model of practice, based on building effective relationships with children, young people and families. 

Social work challenges

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. 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. 

We want you to work to live not live to work, we want you to have time for the things in life that really matter to you - this is really important to us. Whether you are looking for a full time or part time role we would encourage you to apply. Please feel free to contact us for a discussion about the roles and work with us, before submitting your application form.

Our Social Work opportunities

See our current opportunities and apply below...

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team - Selby
Grade: K
Salary: £32,910 - £35,745 per annum pro rata 
Location: Sandpiper House, Selby. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

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

As a Safeguarding Social Worker, you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  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 Signs of Safety 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, whilst the posts are based in Selby, 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.  

For an informal discussion about this role, we welcome you to contact Clare Williams, Team Manager, on 01609 798317 or clare.williams@northyorks.gov.uk

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.  

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

 

Key dates

  • Closing date: 20th December 2020
  • Interview date: 7th January 2020

 

Key documents

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

Job Title: Social Worker – Ripon & Rural Safeguarding Team 
Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 - £35,745 per annum pro rata
Location: Ripon & Rural (Manor road, Knaresborough) The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: 12 month temporary maternity cover

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

As a Safeguarding Social Worker, you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  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 Signs of Safety 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, whilst the post is based in Knaresborough Children’s Centre, 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 Adele Herdsman, Team Manager on 01609 534629 / 07813 457758 or by email adele.herdsman@northyorks.gov.uk for an informal conversation:

We are 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.

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

 

Key dates
Closing date: 22nd November
Interview date: Friday 4th December (Via Skype)

 

Key documents

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team 
Posts available: Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale
                            Scarborough South
                            Scarborough Town
Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 - £35,745 per annum pro rata 
Location: North Yorkshire House. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Contract: All roles - Full-time (37 hours) and Permanent 

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

As Safeguarding Social Worker you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  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 Signs of Safety 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, whilst the posts are based in Scarborough, 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.  

The East Coast benefits from excellent road and rail links including easy access from the A1, A19 and A64, making Teesside, York, Hull and Selby all easily commutable.

We welcome any interested applicants to contact the below Team Managers for an informal conversation:

•    Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale  - Vicki Barber on Victoria.Barber@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 01609 534153 (ext: 4153) 

•    Scarborough South – Trudy Traves on Trudy.Traves@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 01609 798116 (ext: 8116)

•    Scarborough Town – Amie Templeman on Amie.Templeman@northyorks.gov.uk or by calling 01609 534124 (ext: 4124) 

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.

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

Key dates

  • Closing date: 11.59pm 20th December 2020
  • Interview date: 6th January 2021

 

Key documents

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

 

Job Title: Fostering Social Worker - Support and Supervision North West Fostering Team 
Contract: Permanent position 
Hours: 1 full-time vacancy in the Northallerton area (37 hours) 
Salary: Band J- K £30,451 - £35,745 

Are you a social worker seeking a new challenge? 

Would you like an opportunity to work in the Fostering Service? 

An exciting opportunity has become available within the North West Fostering service. The service continues to embed its core values of providing and supporting local children in local placements. 

We are extremely proud of our recent Children and Families Ofsted report, rating us as outstanding in all provisions across our children’s social care services, stating: “Almost 100 per cent of North Yorkshire’s children in foster care are placed within the county.” This is a great achievement and a culture we want to continue to grow, seeing children remaining in their community and school wherever possible. 

We have dedicated teams providing the supervision and support to all approved foster carers across the North West part of the county. You would be joining an existing experienced team of Fostering Social Workers, who are responsible for North Yorkshire foster carers. Within the team there is also a FTE Practice Supervisor, Team Manager, Fostering Support Workers and dedicated business support. 

Applications are invited from qualified Social Workers, ideally experienced in fostering and have a good understanding of the impact of childhood adverse trauma. 
You will need to be committed to developing excellent outcomes for children through creating productive working relationships with a wide range of services to support our fostering families. 

The post of Fostering Social Worker involves a range of professional skills; however, this role will predominantly focus on the supervision and support of approved Foster Carers ranging from newly approved Foster Carers to those who care for the most complex children and young people in care. 

Applicants would benefit from an understanding of the whole fostering process, but specifically the requirements to support and supervise Foster Carers. In addition, you should be familiar with the statutory responsibilities throughout their on-going approval. 
The successful candidate will join a county fostering service committed to developing excellent practice in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards. 

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. The post will be base at White Rose House, Northallerton. 
 
Informal discussions can be had by phoning: Karen Forrester (Fostering Team Manager): 01609 798853 or you can email: Karen.forrester@northyorks.gov.uk 

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 06.12.2020
Interview Date - 17.12.2020

 

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 489 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

  
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. 

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.
 

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team - Hambleton
Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 - £35,745 per annum pro rata 
Location: Base will be White Rose House Northallerton covering the Hambleton District. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

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

As a Safeguarding Social Worker, you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  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 Signs of Safety 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, whilst the posts are based in Hambleton District, 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 Team Manager, James Lee on 07967443306 or by email James.Lee@northyorks.gov.uk – we would very much welcome 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. 

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

Key dates:

Closing date: 8 December 2020
Shortlisting date: 11 December 2020
Interview date: 18 December 2020

 

Key documents

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

Job Title: Social Worker – Safeguarding Team - Craven
Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 - £35,745 per annum pro rata 
Location: Belle Vue Square Skipton covering Craven. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

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

As a Safeguarding Social Worker, you will support children and their families to ensure that their needs are met in a safe and timely manner.  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 Signs of Safety 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, whilst the posts are based in the Skipton area, 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 Sarah Howarth (Team Manager) on 07974 184 456 or by email Sarah.Howarth@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.

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

Key dates
Closing date: 13th December 2020
Interview date: 18th December 2020

 

Key documents

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

Becoming a social worker - your options

This  leaflet on social work options (pdf / 1 MB) provides guidance on the types of roles available if you are interested in becoming a social worker.

Our Advanced Practitioner opportunities

See our current opportunities and apply below...

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner - LAC & Permanence Team - Selby
Grade: L
Salary: £35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Location: Sandpiper House, Selby. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the 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 individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams in Selby. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families. 

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk  – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

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

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 11.59pm 29th November 2020
Interview date: 7th December 2020 (Skype)

 

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 570 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  
 

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner - Safeguarding - Selby
Grade: L
Salary: £35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Location: Sandpiper House, Selby. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the 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 individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams in Selby. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families. 

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk  – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

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

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 11.59pm 29th November 2020
Interview date: 7th December 2020 (Skype)

 

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 570 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner - Safeguarding - Scarborough
Grade: L
Salary: £35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Location: North Yorkshire House, Scarborough. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the 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 individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams in Scarborough. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families. 

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk  – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

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

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 11.59pm 29th November 2020
Interview date: 7th December 2020 (Skype)

 

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 570 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner - Safeguarding - Craven
Grade: L
Salary: £35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Location: Belle Vue, Skipton. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the 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 individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams in Skipton. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families. 

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk  – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

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

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 11.59pm 29th November 2020
Interview date: 7th December 2020 (Skype)

 

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 570 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

Job Title: Advanced Practitioner - Safeguarding - Hambleton
Grade: L
Salary: £35,745 - £39,880 pro rata per annum
Location: Hambleton. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Full-time/ 37 hours
Contract: Permanent 
 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recognised by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection, rating us as Outstanding across all areas. We are now pleased to be offering this new opportunity to join our highly regarded service and want you to help us continue to offer an excellent service to the children and families of North Yorkshire.

We have opened up our experienced social work bands to include the new and exciting role of Advanced Practitioner. This is a critical role in our teams and in our continued drive for placing children at the centre of all the work we do. We are looking for an experienced social worker 3 years post qualified or more, who is practice rich with a proven track record of providing children and families with an excellent service. North Yorkshire has a clearly defined practice model and the 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 individuals who can help us continue to offer a unique service and truly make a difference to the young people of our county. 

The Advanced Practitioner role is vital for supporting practice, including newly qualified social workers and helping drive team development; sharing practice wisdom and supporting the development of the next generation of practitioners alongside students and other staff at an earlier stage in their career, offering mentoring and coaching as well as practice education. As part of this role you will be contributing to the quality of social work practice, role modelling good practice in your own casework, share your knowledge and skills within your team including in depth technical and practice knowledge of social work practice.

Enthusiastic, highly motivated and robust advanced practitioner to join our teams in the Hambleton District. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding and looked after children and supporting their families. 

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) practice educator qualifications, have competed NAAS or be willing to undertake this as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, varied and good quality learning and development opportunities including systemic practice, family finding boot camps, regular high quality supervision - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Samantha Clayton (Head of Effective Practice and QA) on 01609 534 321 / 07811 665 858 or by email Samantha.Clayton@northyorks.gov.uk  – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

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

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 11.59pm 29th November 2020
Interview date: 7th December 2020 (Skype)

 

Key documents

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 570 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

Other Children & Families opportunities

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Job Title: Practice Supervisor (Safeguarding) – Hambleton
Grade: M
Salary: £39,880 - £43,857 per annum pro rata 
Location: Base will be White Rose House Northallerton covering the Hambleton District. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Part-time 18.5 hours
Contract: Permanent 

Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do; their hard work has been recently recognised by Ofsted 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 Practice Supervisor to join the Hambleton team for a permanent, part-time post. You will be working in a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for safeguarding children and supporting their families. The 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. 

One of the primary aspects of the role of the Practice Supervisor is to supervise Social Workers on a day to day basis to ensure the delivery of an effective social work service to children and their families in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

Another significant part of the role is to manage risk and to support Social Workers in managing risk, developing practice, as well as leading and mentoring colleagues in reaching appropriate decisions. Your key tasks will also include quality assurance and performance management, care planning, as well as chairing multi agency meetings and attending child protection conferences.

You will be suitably qualified (DIPSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social work) and preferably have supervisory or management experience as well as being able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. You will have a passion for working with young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families and contribute to the on-going development of our high standards of practice.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, you can expect to receive various employee benefits including flexible working hours – including the ability to work from home, - generous leave entitlement and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes numerous high-street retail discounts. We are also committed to providing ongoing support in what we appreciate can be a rewarding yet challenging role.  

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice, we would love to hear from you. We welcome any interested applicants to contact Team Manager, James Lee on 07967443306 or by email James.Lee@northyorks.gov.uk – we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Help us continue to drive positive change and join our skilled and dedicated team – we look forward to receiving your application! 

Key dates:

Closing date: 14 December 2020
Shortlisting date: 17 December 2020
Interview date: W/C 4 January 2021

 

Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 467 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

Job Title: Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) 
Grade: N
Salary: £43,857 - £47,782 per annum pro rata. 
Location: Sandpiper House, Selby 
Vacancy Hours: 37 - full-time
Contract Type: Established/ Permanent 
Weekend Working: No  

Closing date: 13th December 2020
Interview: 17th & 18th December 2020 (Virtual via MS Teams)

Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role in a dedicated team? Do you have a passion for ensuring that children and young people receive the best care and support possible? As an IRO in North Yorkshire you will have a key role in ensuring the safety and welfare of children and young people.          

This is a great opportunity to become part of a well-established, very experienced team, who are determined to achieve the highest standards of care and safety for children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to work from the Selby base covering the Selby area and also other parts of North Yorkshire as needed. 

As a council we are lucky to benefit from access to modern technology enabling staff to work from multiple locations, including working from home. We very much promote flexible working, providing it meet our service needs. 

In North Yorkshire IROs are expected to deliver on all aspects of the Independent Reviewing Officer guidance, chairing reviews for looked after children and young people, chairing Child Protection Conferences and also annual reviews for Foster Carers. You will have a crucial quality assurance role and will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to improving outcomes for children and young people and promote high standards of care to those who are looked after by the Local Authority. 

The IRO's in North Yorkshire are well known for their friendly and supportive culture. The majority of employees have been part of the service for several years and continue to thrive in their roles. One of our current IRO’s has explained their love for their position in the following words: 

“The great thing about being an IRO in North Yorkshire is that I can still use my skills gained as a manager but work directly with children and young people and their families which is why I came into the profession in the first place – perfect!” 

Applicants for this post must be a qualified Social Worker, have a Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with Social Work England. 

You must also have supervisory experience of supervising professionally qualified staff within a relevant professional setting. 

We are seeking someone with a good understanding of planning for children and excellent communication skills with children, families and professionals. You should have post-qualifying experience of children and family social work including substantial experience in child protection and planning for looked after children. Experience in chairing complex meetings and a good working knowledge of childcare legislation is also required. 

As an NYCC employee, you will have access to our range of benefits. These include retail discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, generous annual leave entitlements – up to 33 days depending on length of continuous service and flexible working hours. 

North Yorkshire as a county also benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access to bordering regions such as Yorkshire & Humber, Lincolnshire and East Riding, all of which are easily commutable to our great county, some members of our team travel from surrounding towns and cities including York, Beverley and Whitby. 

We can also offer a comprehensive relocation scheme that aims to support those relocating to join our service.

More details surrounding this can be found on our ‘relocation package’ document. 

If you have the necessary skills and experience for this post, we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact the IRO team managers: 

Dave Taylor - 07815576139
Angela Murray - 07814016089

 

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 473 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

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. 

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.

Job Title: Assessing Fostering Practice Supervisor
Grade: M
Salary: £39,880 - £43,857 per annum pro rata 
Location: Manor Rd Knaresborough or White Rose House, Northallerton. The service very much promotes flexible working with the ability to work remotely from other bases, as well as working from home. 
Hours: Part-time/ 18.5 hours
Contract: Permanent 

Are you an experienced social worker seeking a new challenge? Would you like an opportunity to work in the Fostering Service? 

An exciting opportunity has become available within the North West Fostering service. 
We are recruiting a part time assessment practice supervisor based in the North West area, the base could be Manor Rd Knaresborough or White Rose house, Northallerton.  

The fostering service continues to embed its core values of providing and supporting local children in local placements.

We are extremely proud of our recent Children and Families Ofsted report, rating us as outstanding in all provisions across our children’s social care services, stating: 

“Almost 100 per cent of North Yorkshire’s children in foster care are placed within the county.”  

This is a great achievement and a culture we want to continue to grow, seeing children remaining in their community and school wherever possible.

We have a small-dedicated team of assessing social workers who are part of the wider fostering team that assess, support and supervise all foster carers across the North West part of the county and the role of practice supervisor would be to support and supervise the assessing social workers who are completing fostering assessments. Part of this role is to progress assessments in a timely manner, including the gate keeping and signing of completed assessments prior to fostering panel.    

You would be joining an existing experienced team of assessing fostering social workers, who are responsible for the assessment of North Yorkshire foster carers.  

Within the wider team, there is supervision and support practice supervisors, team manager, supervision and support social workers, fostering Support workers and dedicated business support. 

Applications are invited from experienced qualified Social Workers with some relevant previous experience, ideally experienced in fostering and have a good understanding of the assessment process and the impact of childhood adverse trauma. 
Experience of supervising and managing staff would be advantageous. 

You will need to be committed to developing excellent outcomes for children through creating productive working relationships with a wide range of services to support our fostering families. 

The post of assessing practice supervisor involves a range of professional skills; however, this role will predominantly focus on the assessment of potential foster carers. This includes both unrelated carers and connected foster carers. 

Applicants would benefit from an understanding of the whole fostering process, but specifically the requirements within the assessment of foster carers.  In addition, you should be familiar with the statutory requirements of the assessment and the ongoing approval of foster carers. 
 
The successful candidate will join a county fostering service committed to developing excellent practice in line with the National Fostering Regulations and National Minimum Standards. 

The post involves a degree of working outside normal office hours for home visits and group work. 

Informal discussions can be had by phoning:

Karen Forrester (Fostering Team Manager): 01609 798853 or you can email: Karen.forrester@northyorks.gov.uk 

 

Key dates:

Closing date: 4th January 2021
Interview date: 8th January 2021

 

Key documents:

 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 467 KB)

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 380 KB)

 

Apply

 

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.  

 

 

Working for us - what we can offer you

We can offer you a range of employee benefits, including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, a government pension scheme and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package, which includes a variety of retail discounts. 

You will be fully enabled through mobile kit to work in a highly agile way at locations across designated local authorities.

We can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Modern flexible working practices;
  • A local government pension scheme;
  • Family friendly leave;
  • Salary sacrifice, employee cash backs and discounts schemes; and
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities.

We can offer you multiple opportunities for career progression working across diverse services and with access to a range of technologies to support modern and agile ways of working.

As a council we are very much committed to encouraging flexible working for our employees, which will include using modern technologies to connect with clients, working from other bases across the county as well as working from home.

You can find out more about working for the council and the benefits we offer here.