Social Worker – Connected Care Team 50085903

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/01/2022 23:59
£30,451 - £39,880 Additional payments of: £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly; 2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Sunderland and surrounding areas
Number of posts:
Closing date:
16 Jan
Further Information

Social Worker – Connected Care Team
Grade 7 - 8 SCP 26 - 36 £30,451 - £39,880
Additional payments of: £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly;
2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;
Your opportunity to join our ‘Outstanding’ Company and make a difference!

We are proud that Together for Children has been rated as ‘outstanding’ in a judgement by Ofsted in 2021 in recognition of the stability of our very well supported and talented workforce who deliver an unstinting commitment to improving children’s outcomes. Join us and help us in continuing our outstanding journey!

Together for Children works on behalf of Sunderland City Council to deliver children’s services in the city, which means that local authority continuous service terms and conditions apply. We are looking to appoint an experienced Social Worker within our Connected Care social work teams.

Child-Centred, Respectful, Creative and Transparent are our company values and this is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us. 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)

We currently have a full time vacancy within our Connected Carers Team. This team are responsible for undertaking viability assessments, Connected Carer assessments, supporting Connected Carers and completing SGO assessments.

Together for Children prides itself on a visible senior management team who promote a nurturing, learning environment with high support and high challenge.
Together for Children have adopted the Signs of Safety model of practice. Signs of Safety 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.

Together for Children 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 Together for Children such as our new edge of care team ‘WEAR Together’ and specialist support services for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse.

As well as an extremely attractive and competitive salary, other benefits of working for Together for Children include flexible working arrangements and an agile working policy. You will benefit from a hybrid model of working whereby social work teams spend alternative weeks between a COVID secure office space and home working; this model has proved invaluable and popular with staff as it ensures they receive a high level of face to face support and supervision. We have free onsite parking, provide a Local Government Pension Scheme and flexi scheme. A good health and wellbeing programme is also provided to all employees.

Should you be interested in the exciting opportunities available at Together for Children, and would like to have an informal discussion, please do not hesitate to contact the Connected Carer Team Manager, Viv Sear on 07500993642

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and barring Service.
References will be requested prior to interview.

Closing date 16th January 2022

Benefits of working for TFC
As well as an extremely attractive salary package other benefits of working for Together for Children include:

Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;

Sick pay - We will pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;

Annual leave - 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).

Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.

Maternity support/adoption leave – Up to 5 days’ paid leave as a partner/carer at the time of the birth or adoption.

Paternity leave – Up to two consecutive weeks leave after the birth of the child
We offer the Childcare Vouchers Scheme and a Cycle to Work Scheme via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Employee Benefits: My Club Nissan Scheme - 20% off a brand new Nissan. Access to the NHS Fleet Solutions

Everyone Active – Employees and their partners will be entitled to a reduced price membership to Everyone Active gyms as well as a one free taster day available per employee.

In addition to the Company’s benefits package, we also offer support to employees in the form of:

• Free, confidential and independent face to face counselling service through the Occupational Health Service.
• Reasonable adjustments and/or redeployment where practical for employees requiring support after illness or due to disability.
• A good health and wellbeing programme, provided to all employees to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and at home.
• A domestic violence policy to ensure support and advice is available.
• Employee Induction scheme.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.