Social Workers - Assessment Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/07/2018 23:59
£29,055 - £38,052 (Depending on experience)
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various Locations as required
Closing date:
27 Jul
Further Information


Salary- £29,055 - £38,052 per annum (Depending on experience and progression rules apply), plus an essential car user allowance of £1,239 per annum. A relocation package is available.

An additional 2% recruitment and retention allowance will be applied to this position effective 1 October 2018.

Please note all applicants must have successfully completed Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

1. Are you interested in working for a dedicated, creative and respectful children’s company with opportunities to make a genuine difference to children’s lives?
2. Do you want to form part of an exciting and innovative change programme focused on driving up best social work practice and standards across the city of Sunderland?
3. Do you want to work with experienced and supportive managers, in a small and inclusive team with a focus on continued supervision and training? We don’t hot desk here so you’ll have your own desk, space and storage to call your own;
4. Do you want flexibility in the workplace, manageable caseloads (our commitment is to maintain caseloads at 20 children per worker) and the time you need to focus on building relationships with our customers?

That’s not all; we offer a range of very competitive staff benefits. Our social work salaries are amongst the most competitive in the region. We offer an essential car user allowance on top of this and there’s also a generous relocation package in place for those wanting to move into the area. Our flexible working scheme enables the accrual of 2-days flexi per month which added to our generous annual leave allowance leads to an achievable work/life balance.

There’s never been a better time to join our assessment team and be a part of our journey towards excellence.

Our improvement journey is continually scrutinised with our last monitoring visit from OFSTED reporting:

That Social workers feel well supported by managers with regular supervision
That the Company has established a firm basis for improvement with evidence of progress and improvement across many areas

You will safeguard and promote the welfare of the city’s most vulnerable unborn babies, children and young people, through the delivery of a high quality service by working in accordance with best practice, procedures and legislative requirements. Direct working with children and young people is a crucial and fundamental requirement of this role. You will attend Child in Need Transfer Meetings, Strategy Meetings, Initial Child Protection Conferences and Public Law Outline Panel to share assessments and information.

On a rotational basis, you will perform the duty social worker role to respond to child safeguarding issues requiring an immediate response.

For further information on careers in social care with Together for Children, please check our website:

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.

As part of our Safer Recruitment process, should you be shortlisted for interview, references will be requested prior to interview.

Please note if you have not heard from us within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.