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
Location: Scarborough
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788
Permanent

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Can you 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.

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 North Yorkshire County Council 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

Interested in joining our team? 

We would love to speak to you about our opportunities available Please contact Amie Templeman on 01609 534124 or Heidi Scott-Nelson on 01609 534779

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: 19 July 2020

Interview date: 29 July 2020

ASYE
We welcome ASYE applications for our Scarborough position.

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

Role: Practice Supervisor
Salary: £38,813 to £42,683
Location: Scarborough North, Whitby and Ryedale
Contract: Permanent - Full Time

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 Safeguarding Scarborough North, Whitby and Ryedale Team for a permanent, full 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. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Team Manager, Vicki Barber on 01609 534153 (ext 4153) - 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! 

Please note: we have a similar position covering Scarborough. If you would like to be considered for both roles, please mention this in your supporting evidence.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 5 July 2020
  • Interview date: 14 July 2020

Contact us

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Sheila Stone, Group Manager on 01609 534131 - we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

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Role: Practice Supervisor
Salary: £38,813 to £42,683
Location: Scarborough Town
Contract: Permanent - Full Time

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 Safeguarding Scarborough Town Team for a permanent, full 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. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Team Manager, Vicki Barber on 01609 534153 (ext 4153) - 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! 

Please note: we have a similar position covering Scarborough. If you would like to be considered for both roles, please mention this in your supporting evidence.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 5 July 2020
  • Interview date: 14 July 2020

Contact us

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Amie Templeman on 01609 534124 (ext 4124) - we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

Apply for this role

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Social Worker - Looked after children
Location: Scarborough
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788
Permanent

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Can you 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.

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 North Yorkshire County Council 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

Interested in joining our team? 

We would love to speak to you about our opportunities available Please contact Amie Templeman on 01609 534124 or Heidi Scott-Nelson on 01609 534779

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 23 June 2020
  • Interview date: week commencing 29 June

ASYE
We welcome ASYE applications for our Scarborough position.

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

Social Worker
Location: Harrogate
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788
Permanent

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Can you 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.

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 North Yorkshire County Council 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

Interested in joining our team? 

We would love to speak to you about our opportunities available Please contact Paul Slater on 01609 536458
 

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 18 June Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on a virtual basis.

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

Social Worker
Location: Selby
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788
Permanent

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Can you 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.

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 North Yorkshire County Council 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

Interested in joining our team? 

We would love to speak to you about our opportunities available Please contact Mark Stonell on 01609 798252

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 19 June Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on a virtual basis.

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

Social Worker
Location: Northallerton
Salary: £32,029 to £34,788
Permanent

Are you an experienced social worker who wants practice in a strength based way with families? Can you 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.

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 North Yorkshire County Council 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

Interested in joining our team? 

We would love to speak to you about our opportunities available Please contact Tracy Whitfield on 01609 533094

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 18 June Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on a virtual basis.

ASYE
We welcome ASYE applications for our Northallerton position.

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

Role: Team Manager
Salary: £42,683 to £46,503 per annum
Location: Scarborough
Contract: Permanent

As you continue to develop your social work career, you may decide you want to manage other social worker professionals.

We will support you on your management journey through the Firstline leadership programme, in conjunction with a range of corporate leadership programmes facilitated by the Council itself.

We are looking for a Team Manager who shares our values and passion to improve outcomes for children and young people. You will have a good understanding of the challenges that children and families face and want to truly make a positive change, whilst driving forward the promotion and development of the Strength in Relationship Practice model, which puts effective relationships with children and families at its heart.

One of the primary aspects of the role of Team Manager is to lead and manage social workers with the support of practice supervisors, to ensure the delivery of an effective social work service to children and their families in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 15 June 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post, or an informal discussion, please contact Danielle Johnson, Head of Safeguarding, on 01609 534132 or email Danielle.Johnson@northyorks.gov.uk.

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

Role: Team Manager
Salary: £42,683 to £46,503 per annum
Location: Selby
Contract: Permanent

As you continue to develop your social work career, you may decide you want to manage other social worker professionals.

We will support you on your management journey through the Firstline leadership programme, in conjunction with a range of corporate leadership programmes facilitated by the Council itself.

We are looking for a Team Manager who shares our values and passion to improve outcomes for children and young people. You will have a good understanding of the challenges that children and families face and want to truly make a positive change, whilst driving forward the promotion and development of the Strength in Relationship Practice model, which puts effective relationships with children and families at its heart.

One of the primary aspects of the role of Team Manager is to lead and manage social workers with the support of practice supervisors, to ensure the delivery of an effective social work service to children and their families in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 15 June 2020

Contact us

For further information about the post, or an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Anderton, on 01609 534175.

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

Role: Team Manager
Salary: £42,683 to £46,503 per annum
Location: Scarborough
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, rating us as Outstanding in all areas. We are now pleased to be offering the opportunity to join our highly acclaimed service and help us to continue to offer an excellent provision.

An exciting position has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated Team Manager to join the Looked After Children and Permanence Team in the East of the county in a permanent, full time post. You will be leading a team that is constantly trying to improve outcomes for the children we look after. The team is committed to working with children and their families/carers using a range of solution focussed, strength based relationship models including Signs of Safety, Systemic theory and the Family Finding approach. We are looking for an individual who can help us lead the team to truly make a difference to the children and young people we look after.

One of the primary aspects of the role of Team Manager is to lead and manage a team, with the support of Practice Supervisors, 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 the team in managing risk, leading and mentoring colleagues in reaching appropriate decisions.

You will be suitably qualified (DipSW/CQSW/Masters/Degree in Social Work) and able to evidence skills and knowledge in line with the job specification. Perhaps more importantly though, you will have a passion for working with children and young people and creating brighter futures for them and their families.

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

Key documents

Key dates

  • Closing date: 7 June 2020
  • Interview date: 15 June 2020

Contact us

If you are committed to delivering a high standard of practice we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Sheila Stone, Group Manager on 01609 534131 - we would very much welcome an informal conversation.

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.