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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/07/2020.

Social Care Assessor Social Worker

Job Reference: L26-064613

North Yorkshire County Council
£29636 - £34788

Grade - J to K
Vacancy Hours - 37 hours per week
Contract Type - Established Full Time
Weekend Working - Yes. There is currently a need for some weekend working due to service requirements. This is under review.   
Interview Date   Provisionally 10th August
Venue for Interview  - Skype or Jesmond House, Harrogate

Are you looking to be part of an innovative, award-winning Social Work team?


There’s no better time to start a career with North Yorkshire County Council - the time for change and innovative approaches to delivering care is something you could be part of!


We have opportunities for Social Workers (Social Care Assessors) to fill full time established posts in our Planned Care generic adults and Independence teams based in the Harrogate area.

We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country.

We are privileged to have been one of the finalists for the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2016 for Best Social Worker Employer, and are previous national award winners for social care initiatives in 2015 as well as Best Social Worker Employer in the Social Care of the Year Awards 2014.


Our ethos is to promote health and wellbeing, preventing, reducing and delaying need, in line with the Care Act 2014. We promote individual outcomes and where necessary, act in people’s Best Interests under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. You will undertake a range of asset and strength based assessments and interventions to ensure that adults with care and support needs and their carers, achieve their desired outcomes and wellbeing; to live independent lives wherever possible. This will include developing personalised care and support plans that represent best value and promote choice. You will determine eligibility for adults with care and support needs against the national standards. You will strive to ensure that people are safe from harm but where harm or abuse is identified, ensure the safety of the person and support with or undertake the relevant safeguarding enquiries.

As an organisation, we promote a safe culture of support and learning, which we expect all staff to endorse. We are proud to support the ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year of Employment) programme for newly qualified Social Workers.

As a Social Work professional you will work closely in partnership with a variety of teams and agencies, including health colleagues, stronger communities and prevention teams, voluntary and independent sector, and mental health and public health colleagues.


To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Social Care qualification such as Social Work, DipSW or CQSW and have current registration with Social Work England.

Statutory experience is preferred but not essential if you can demonstrate transferrable experience and knowledge relevant to the role.


There is an expectation that the successful candidates will work flexibly including evening and weekend working when the service requires this.

Applications from both experienced and newly qualified workers will be welcomed.

We can offer you:
• The opportunity to develop knowledge, experience and skills with a leading care provider
• Professional support and supervision from your nominated team manager and relevant training
• The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload;
• Opportunity to work in different specialisms
• A variety of competitive employee benefits including generous leave entitlement, career average pension scheme with excellent benefits and access to range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts. 

If you would like to be at the forefront of innovative care practice, we would like to hear from you!

Please refer to the below attached job description and person specification when providing supporting evidence to your application.

For more information about this post and an informal discussion, please contact Marion Devaney, Team manager on 01609 535143 or email  or Owen Stott on 01609797058   or email

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