Peripatetic Social Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/05/2024 23:59
Grade 8 (SCP 31-36) £39,186 - £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:
31 May
Further Information

Peripatetic Social Worker,
Grade 8: £39186 - £44428 per annum, plus a 2% recruitment and retention allowance and £1239 essential car user payment.
Do you have experience in Children's Statutory Safeguarding Services? Are you ingenious and innovative in your practice? Are you committed to achieving the very best for children and families?

Together for Children is seeking to recruit Peripatetic Social Workers to work across three service areas within Children's Services – ICRT, Assessment and Locality Teams. Whilst successful candidates will be deployed to work across the teams to support peaks in demand, assignments in each area are likely to last a number of months as you will be required to carry a case load. We are looking for experienced Social Workers who can work flexibly and who would welcome the challenge of working in different teams as required.

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.   
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
Armed Forces 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