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“Social workers are rightly very proud of their work with families” – Ofsted July 2023
We are recruiting and would love to hear from passionate and motivated qualified Social Workers interested in joining the Assessment Service. All qualified Social Workers benefit from having the cost of their Social Work England registration paid, hybrid/flexible working and a retention payment of £1,750 is also available. In addition to this you will receive training in Signs of Safety and excellent learning, development, and progression opportunities.
We currently have opportunities within our Assessment Teams based across the city with offices in the North, East and West localities.
To read more about what sets Hull apart click HERE and to read about our current opportunities in more detail click HERE.
At Hull City Council we are committed to our children and young people and we are passionate about how we deliver services to them. That’s why we are developing and nurturing a culture that puts our children and young people at the heart of everything we do – by empowering our workforce to work together to find solutions, to be open, honest, and respectful, to take responsibility and listen and learn from others.
If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you. Hull is a changing local authority and it’s a fantastic time to join us and be a key player in supporting our journey.
In July 2023 following a monitoring visit of our front door arrangements, Ofsted said:
- Children and families in Hull now benefit from effective front door services
- Social workers have open and honest communication with parents which is a real strength.
- Children and families benefit from timely and evaluative assessments of need by child-centred social workers.
- Frequent and thorough management oversight is provided to social workers, appropriately informing the next steps.
- Social workers report that their caseloads are manageable and that they have the time to complete their work and see children frequently.
- Senior leaders know their service very well.
- Staff are well supported by highly visible and approachable senior leaders and managers. They feel invested in and valued.
- Staff experience regular supervision and much-improved management support which offers them reflection and clear direction.
- Staff morale is high, and they are very positive about the progress the local authority is making.
To read the report in full please see below
The service was extremely happy to receive such a positive report and this provides exciting opportunities for committed, motivated and outstanding individuals who want to join our service and help us deliver excellent, high-quality innovative services. You will need to have good knowledge and understanding of children’s safeguarding work to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved for children and young people.
It is really important to us that Hull is a great place to be a child and grow up; a place of opportunity where young people are able to live happy and productive lives and a place where young people will want to live and work in the future.
You’ll need a degree or diploma in Social Work, full Social Work England registration and a proven ability to work in partnership with children, young people, parents, carers, and partners.
We are keen to recruit those who have successful experience in a similar role or are ready to take the next step in their social work career.
Why it’s great to work for Hull City Council:
- A competitive salary
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Up to 30 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year, and three additional days off, one in May/August and one during the Christmas/New year period
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods
- A generous relocation package available
- Supportive and forward-thinking culture
- Great career development opportunities
- Flexible working hours
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Knight (EHASH) on 01482 616949, Sam Scargall (Assessment) 07511045538 or Nicola Lynn Head of Service 07867301391
Why Hull and Benefits of working for the council, please visit the link below.
Why Hull is a great place to live and work – Working for hull city council
Please ensure that you complete and submit your application by midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to amend the dates associated with this advert, which may include closing the advert early where required.
The 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.
Any offer of employment to the above post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced & Childrens Barring List Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.