Social Work Jobs Social Worker - Disabled Children's Service

The City of York Council is looking to recruit a Social Worker. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a social worker who is passionate about providing a high level of service to disabled children and their families. This position would be suitable for an experienced social worker (grade 9) who is HCPC registered.

 

 

 

Details
Location York
Hours per-week 18.5
Salary £30,500 - £34,797 per annum - reduced pro rata (Grade 9 level 1-4)
Job description

The City of York Council is looking to recruit a Social Worker. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a social worker who is passionate about providing a high level of service to disabled children and their families. This position would be suitable for an experienced social worker (grade 9) who is HCPC registered.

The 0-14 years Children's Health and Disability Team is an experienced and motivated multidisciplinary team, which provides support to children and young people with disabilities, including complex health as well as life limiting conditions. Sitting within the wider Disabled Children's Service, the team benefits from close working relationships with Special Educational Needs, Short Break Services and the psychology led Family Intervention Rapid Support Team. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a social worker who is passionate about providing a high level of service to disabled children and their families. This position would be suitable for an experienced social worker (grade 9) who is HCPC registered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a caseload of children and young people subject to Child in Need plans and for completing assessments, which may also include children in need of protection and children who are looked after. You will review children's plans to ensure their needs are being met, ensuring that meetings are proactive and timely, and that they include the child or young person's needs, wishes and feelings.You will also have an ability to develop close working, collaborative relationships with a range of multi-agency partners and internal colleagues.

This is an exciting time to join the service with plans to develop a 'Centre of Excellence'. The centre will benefit from a range of support services to enable disabled children to remain in their families and in their community, as well as promoting flexible short break provision and therapeutic short breaks supported by the psychology led Family Intervention Rapid Support Team (FIRST).

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a wider competitive page, including;

  •  Manageable caseloads.
  •  Local Authority pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlements and a salary sacrifice scheme to assist with the purchase of travel, child care, cars and IT equipment
  • Agile and flexible working including technological support, access to pool cars, easy access to your peers, supervisors and managers.
  •  Confidential free coaching support.
As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Claire Moody, Practice Manager - Children's Health & Disability Team, claire.moody@york.gov.uk   or on 01904 555168

 

Closing date: Thursday 30 May 2019 at 12 midnight

 

Interview date Week commencing 10 June 2019

 

Job Description