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£26,999 - £34,788 pa (+£2,000 market supplement)
Social Care - Children Service
Any location within North Tyneside
YOUR CHANCE JOIN AN ‘OUTSTANDING’ TEAM.
North Tyneside Children’s Social Care has been graded Outstanding by Ofsted. This is your chance to join an outstanding group of safeguarding professionals who share a relentless commitment to continuously improve the services that we deliver to our Children and Young People.
As a Social Worker in either the Social Work Assessment Teams or in the Safe and Supported Teams you will be passionate about ensuring that children and young people in the Borough get the right help at the right time and that they have a voice in the work that you do. If you are committed to getting the right outcomes for children, young people and their families then this job could be for you.
You will be a qualified Social Worker who preferable has experience in Children’s Safeguarding including undertaking assessments, carrying out s47 Investigations, working with children and their families on a Child in Need Plan, a Child Protection plan or within a Legal Framework as well as with children who are cared for by North Tyneside. You will have the skills to work in partnership with partner agencies such as health colleagues, Independent Reviewing Officers, Housing and Police to name a few.
So what is different about working for an Outstanding Team? The first difference you will notice in North Tyneside is we have a relentless commitment to continuous improvement, that we have succeeded in creating an environment which allows social work to flourish, this is supported with a system wide implementation of Signs of Safety which is our model of practice. When we say system wide, we mean it – from Early Help through to Leaving Care we work using this model and share a common language. You will be supported in applying the model effectively and to a high standard and you will notice that LCS supports you in your practice, as we believe our Children, young people and families deserve no less. Our implementation of Signs of Safety has recently gained recognition from OFSTED who said it has “Transformed the way in which they, and their partners, talk with the children and families and to each other about what worries them, what is working well and what they need to do about it”. You will also notice the quality of support you will be provided. Managers offer high quality, regular and reflective Supervision as well as getting superb peer support from your team, you will also have access to regular group supervision. Another difference you will notice is the opportunities that you will have to develop to the best of your professional potential through a range of training opportunities including practice educator training, post qualifying awards and more. You will have IT that supports you to do your job well allowing you to be truly flexible in your with 2 in 1 devices that are mobile through the use of SIM cards, smartphones that connect to your 2 in 1 and support with work based assessments if you need this. You will be based alongside your colleagues in a modern office building with the collocation of social work teams, access to managers and senior managers as well as others such as our participation team, fostering team and Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub.
So what is stopping you applying? Isn’t it time you worked for an Outstanding Team?
For an informal discussion around opportunities in the Safe and Supported Teams please contact Margaret Yule on 0191
For an informal discussion around opportunities in the Social Work Assessment Team please contact Dawn Hodgson on 0191 643 7992.
As an employee of North Tyneside you will feel valued from the moment you join the organisation. We have a robust induction process to ensure you are supported in your role from day one. Our senior management team are experienced, extremely approachable and value your input and In return you will receive:
• £2,000 market supplement paid in addition to your salary
• Full time and part time positions – flexible working options available
• Access to:
Opportunities for training and development
Supported career progression
Staff working at Cobalt Business Park can exclusively access the MORE Card which provides fantastic money saving offers across the region plus a calendar of events.
In addition to the above unique benefits you will also receive the following local authority benefits:
• an attractive annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
• annual pay increments up to the top of your salary grade
• an enhanced sick pay scheme
• flexible working
• automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
• childcare vouchers
• cycle to work scheme
• access to occupational health services
• access to our Learning Pool for extensive training and development opportunities.
You will be appointed to LG Grade 8 or 9 depending on your qualifications and experience.
LG Grade 8 - £26,999 - £30,507 pa
LG Grade 9 - £31,371 - £34,788 pa
Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.