Social Worker- Children

Location North Yorkshire
Salary £30.00 - £32.50 per hour
Discipline
This role is 37 hours per week 8:30 – 5pm, with some opportunity for agile working. Children’s Social Care provide services which follow from specific legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 as well as other Government guidance and policy. We are committed to providing good quality services to support children young people and their families. To work at all times in line with the Health and Care Professions Council’s Code of Practice. Enhanced DBS check and Health and Care Professions Council registration required. This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required

Children’s Social Care provide services which follow from specific legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and
the Children Act 2004 as well as other Government guidance and policy. We are committed to providing good
quality services to support children young people and their families. To work at all times in line with the Health and
Care Professions Council’s Code of Practice. Enhanced DBS check and Health and Care Professions Council
registration required. This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required
Career progression
There is a bar at the top of Grade J.
Progression beyond the bar to Grade K is dependent successful completion of the Service’s progression process.
Newly Qualified Social Workers (Grade J)
Year 1 newly qualified workers will be appointed to the bottom of Grade J and will undergo their Assisted/Supported
Year in Employment (ASYE) with reduced caseloads and enhanced supervision.
Year 2 onwards will build on year 1 and staff will work towards the Consolidation Module and/or the Early
Professional Development Portfolio. With their managers support they will complete a competency based
assessment to achieve Level 1 status and proceed to Grade K
Grade K Social Workers
Social Workers at Grade K undertake the same role but will work with the most complex and high risk cases, which
will include children and families on the child protection register, care proceedings (including assessment work,
report writing, giving evidence in court and providing professional opinion) and working with children and young
people in care. The complexity and risks are likely be contributed to by difficult contexts such as hostility to Social
Care involvement, domestic violence, alcohol abuse or substance misuse; mental health difficulties, criminal
behaviour etc. Such cases will involve the Social Worker operating at a more advanced level and will require them
to draw on more developed skills.