DBS0187 - Social Workers (Children's)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/12/2023 23:59
£34,723 - £43,516 pa pro rata
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Closing date:
31 Dec
Further Information
We’d like to invite you to hear more about what North Tyneside has to offer you. On the second Wednesday of every month from 1pm we’ll be hosting 121 drop-in sessions with our PSW and one of our Teams Managers.

In these sessions you can hear more about what it’s like working for North Tyneside and the various roles we have available. If you’d like to come along, please get in touch with our Business Support Team Coordinator Ruth Humphreys at Ruth.Humphreys@northtyneside.gov.uk who can book you onto the next session.

North Tyneside Children’s Social Care is considered to be Outstanding by Ofsted in recognition of the services and outcomes for children, young people and families. We want the best for our families, and would encourage you to join us in our commitment to continuously deliver the services that make a difference to children and young people.

We are currently looking for social workers at all stages in their career to join our Social Work Assessment Teams and our Safe and Supported Teams undertaking long term work with our children and young people.

We want the best for children, young people and families and we know to achieve this we have to provide the best for our staff. Safeguarding intervention is challenging and we want to make sure our staff feel safe in their practice. We offer small supportive team structure, where you benefit from a high level of practice guidance and oversight.

We encourage peer support from your team. You will have access to regular group supervision, and a team of Advanced Social Work Practitioners who support your development and case work. Senior managers are visible and accessible, so you know you are never alone in the work that you do with children, young people and families.

We have a range of resources and support in place to ensure our staff have a healthy work life balance. These include flexible and agile working arrangements, generous annual leave entitlement and access to fantastic money saving offers across the region. We engage our staff in a range of clinical support opportunities including counselling and Schwartz rounds to combat the emotional strains of the day job.

We are committed to continuing to develop this offer and responding to the needs of our teams. We are committed to supporting the development opportunities of our teams and have an extensive in-house training offer as well as access to regional HEI post qualification courses and national learning opportunities.

The practice model used in North Tyneside is Signs of Safety, and you will be supported in developing and using this approach. You will receive regular high quality reflective supervision that focuses on case management as well as your own professional development. We listen to our colleagues and promote various opportunities for leaders to hear your voice. These include bi-monthly workforce meetings with the Assistant Director, regular Children’s Services healthcheck and consultation opportunities on the things that matter to you and your work.

Our staff tell us they are happy working with us. 96% of staff in our recent staff health check told us they affirm they make a significant contribution to achieving positive outcomes for children and families. Over three quarters of our staff told us they would recommend working for North Tyneside Children’s Services to their friends. So isn’t it time you had a look!

You will be a qualified social worker with experience in statutory social work in one or more of the following areas: child in need plans, child protection assessments and plans, and children in the care of the local authority. You will have experience of working in partnership – with children, their family and wider networks, and professional colleagues across education, health, police and the voluntary sector. It is important that you have excellent written skills, and are proficient in using IT.

We will provide you with devices and equipment that promotes flexibility in how you work, and training in LCS, our electronic child record system. Full time or part time arrangements can be negotiated.

You will be appointed to Grade 9 or 10 depending upon your qualifications and experience
Grade 9 - £34,723 - £38,296 pa
Grade 10 - £39,493 - £43,516 pa

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

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and an Enhanced DBS disclosure, including Barred List Check, will be required.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and adults at risk of harm. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.