Social Worker/Senior Social Worker, Locality Teams

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2023 23:59
Grade 7/8 (SCP 26-36) £34,834 - £44,428 per annum plus payment of an Essential Car User Allowance of £1239 per annum and 2 % Recruitment and Retention Allowance.
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sandhill Centre, Sunderland
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information

Social Worker/Senior Social Worker, Locality Teams
Salary: £34,834 - £44,428 per annum, plus an Essential Car User Allowance: £1239 per annum and 2% Recruitment and Retention Allowance.

You must have a minimum of one year’s post qualifying experience.  Completion of ASYE is desirable, but not essential.

Permanent full time and part time positions available.
Together for Children are looking to appoint experienced Social Workers/Senior Social Workers within our Locality social work teams. We work on behalf of Sunderland City Council to deliver children’s services in the city.

Our company values are Child-Centred, Respectful, Creative and Transparent and this is what you can expect when you join us.
We are an Ofsted rated Outstanding service, ‘where all workers have reasonable caseloads and are well supported by visible and approachable managers; as a result, social workers are supported to carry out innovative work with children’ (Ofsted 2021).

About you

You will have experience of undertaking assessments in Child in Need, Child Protection, Cared for Children, Public Law Outline and Care proceedings. There will be an expectation that you will be creative and experienced in gaining the child’s views through good direct work. You will be expected to work collaboratively with partner agencies to provide a high level of support and intervention in response to assessed need.

Our offer

You will join a small social work team and benefit from a high level of support and guidance from a Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager. We pride ourselves on having a visible senior management team who promote a nurturing, learning environment with high support and high challenge.

We have adopted the Signs of Safety model of practice and it is embedded in all areas of practice across the service. Applications are welcomed from those with and without any knowledge and experience of Signs of Safety, as we have the benefit of an extensive training and support offer via our dedicated Signs of Safety team.

We firmly believe in investing in our workforce development and recognise the benefits of training our social work staff to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deliver good quality social work. Additional specialist training programmes currently offered to staff include Trauma Informed Practice and Safe & Together training. This training compliments new initiatives within the company such as our edge of care team ‘WEAR Together’ and specialist support services for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse.

We have:

  • An extremely attractive and competitive salary
  • Up to 31 days annual leave
  • Flexible working arrangements and an agile working policy.
  • A hybrid model of working; this model has proved invaluable and popular with our staff as it ensures they receive a high level of face-to-face support and supervision.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme & local authority. continuous service terms and conditions also apply.
  • A flexi scheme.
  • An excellent health and wellbeing programme.   
If you would like to have an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Strategic Service Manager, Nicola Otterson  - Nicola.Otterson@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Together for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.
As part of this commitment, we work collaboratively with our established employee networks:

• Accessibility Network
• LGBTQ+ Network
• Racial Equality Network

We welcome and encourage job applications from candidates regardless of their age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race, and background.

If you have a disability please do reach out to our Accessibility Network Chair to hear how we can support you during the recruitment process and if you are successful, in the workplace peoplesupport@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.