Social Worker - Children Looked After Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/01/2021 23:59
£28,672 - £36,922
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Closing date:
18 Jan
Further Information

Reference: R0001165

Directorate: Children’s Services

Service Area: Children’s Care

Salary: £28,672 - £36,922

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contractual Status: Permanent

The Looked After Children’s Team in Middlesbrough has an exciting opportunity to recruit new social workers.

Social workers within the looked after children’s teams have responsibility for securing permanence for children with plans of adoptions, long term fostering and special guardianship. They work closely with partners as corporate parents to support children to develop their life skills, achieve to their full potential and work towards their aspirations.

Middlesbrough - the place to live, work and visit.

Middlesbrough is a fantastic place, proud of its heritage and ambitious enough to shape an entirely different future. We have set out our city-scale plans to deliver over GBP 600 million of investment that will promote economic growth and strengthen both our regional and national reputation as a destination of choice.

Our ambition for our children and young people is equally high with a workplace culture that has high expectations, high challenge and high support.

Following a challenging inspection, we are pleased to be working with our children, young people and their families, our employees and partner agencies to transform our social work practices and make a difference to the lives of the families and young people of Middlesbrough.

Why work for Middlesbrough?

You will join our fast paced, dynamic team of social workers, bringing the right skills, knowledge and values to Middlesbrough. If you want to be part of the transformation making a real difference to people’s lives you will be passionate about working with children, operate with integrity and have a strong focus to keep children safe in Middlesbrough.

Alongside the vast range of benefits Social workers in Middlesbrough will also have a managed caseload with strong support and regular supervision from Managers.

We offer extensive training opportunities including the Strengthening Practice Programme and a managed AYSE programme where you will benefit from a dedicated AYSE manager and excellent support to our social workers through progression of career grades and job advancement.

Based in the centre of Middlesbrough, you can benefit from free parking, flexible working with varying patterns including working 9 in 10 days or 4 in 5 giving greater work life balance to our practitioners. Middlesbrough are also dedicated to employees Health and Wellbeing and have recently been awarded maintaining excellence in the Better Health at Work.

You will be registered with Social Work England and prepared to work in various locations in Middlesbrough.

Together with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, experienced Social workers may also receive a retentions payment of 15% of your annual salary paid in a lump sum on commencement of the post.

For further details and to apply online please visit https://middlesbrough.gov.uk/current-vacancies.

The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: Monday 18th January 2021 by 12 midnight.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.