Social Worker career opportunities

We have several career opportunities for social workers 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 opportunities

See our current opportunities and apply below...

Social Worker - Safeguarding Team 

Posts available:

  • Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale
  • Scarborough South
  • Scarborough Town

Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 to £35,745 per annum pro rata 
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. 
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.

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:

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 see our  Relocation Policy (pdf / 180 KB).

Key dates

  • Closing date: 11.59pm 27 September 2020
  • Interview date: 12 October 2020

Key documents

Apply

Apply for the Social Worker - Safeguarding Team role

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

We 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.

Social Worker LAC Permanence Team East 

Grade: J-K
Salary: £30,451 to £35,745 per annum pro rata 
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. 
Contract: 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.

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Think outside the (tick) box and work in a creative and innovative way to make a difference to children and their families? 
 
We have fantastic opportunities for dedicated social workers to be part of an organisation that is at the forefront of Children’s Social Work and continues to influence the rest of the country through our ambitious and forward-thinking ways of working. 
 
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. 

You will receive 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.
 
“Working for NYCC as a social worker is a fantastic career. We are a team that advocates for the young people we support and make every effort to encourage the young people and families we work with to hope and to heal.” - Social Worker 
 
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 Team Manager Helen Healey at Helen.Healey@northyorks.gov.uk or by phone on 07929 828194.

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 see our  Relocation Policy (pdf / 180 KB).

Key dates

  • Closing date: 24 September 2020
  • Shortlist date: 25 September 2020
  • Interview date: 9 October 2020

Key documents

Apply

Apply for the Social Worker LAC Permanence Team East role

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

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.