Current Vacancies

Boy playing

We currently have vacancies for;

  • Social Workers/Senior Social Workers - Locality Safeguarding Teams (Various Locations)
  • Foster Carer Reviewing Officer/Regulation 44 Officer
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Family Group Conferencing Coordinator
  • Family Group Conferencing Team manager
  • Early Help Service Manager - Prevention & Innovation
  • Early Help Worker
  • Early Help Worker Fixed Term
  • Early Help & Activity Worker
  • IRO/Conference Chair
  • Children’s Home Registered Manager

Please see below for more information.

If you wish to apply, please visit https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

 

 

Share

Social Workers/Senior Social Workers - Locality Safeguarding Teams (Various Locations)

Locality Children’s Social Workers/Senior Social Workers
18.5 Hours per week
Salary - £29636 - £38,813 pro rata per annum plus:

Additional payments of:

  • £1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly;
  • 2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;
  • Up to £6000 ‘introduction’ payment and relocation expenses.
Foster Carer Reviewing Officer/Regulation 44 Officer

FOSTER CARER REVIEWING OFFICER/REGULATION 44 OFFICER
Grade 9 (SCP 37-41) £39,782 - £43,662
Part Time - 18.5 hours - successful candidate will work 2day/3day fortnight. Days to be worked at the
beginning of the working week.

A successful candidate would join the Corporate and Commercial Directorate and would be working within the TFC Sunderland Childrens’ Independent Review Team and will report to the IRO Managers.

The role requires a candidate with substantial post qualifying experience of statutory Social Work within the area Fostering or Residential services. Candidates must have a sound understanding and knowledge of Fostering Regulations, Children’s Homes Regulations and the Ofsted Inspection Framework for Children’s Homes.

It will also be important that the candidate holds knowledge of wider Child Care legislation in England and Wales.

If you wish to discussed this post further place contact either Kim Roberts IRO Manager or Gavin Taylor IRO Manager on 5617145/5617148

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.

Closing 15th September

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in 4 weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

.

 

 

Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologist
Working in partnership with Sunderland Virtual School (0.5FTE)

Full time – 37 hours  Permanent post
Salary – Soulbury Scale A, Points 3 – 8
Plus, up to 3 SPA’s to reflect experience and skills

£40,949 to £50,159 with SPA’s up to £55,040 from September 2019

Location – within Sunderland City Council.

                                           From September 2019

You will be a qualified, motivated psychologist who is able to, plan, promote and implement holistic, integrated school and child-centred approaches to improve outcomes and emotional well-being for Looked After Children. You will have the skills and experience to appreciate and implement the tools, interventions, systemic methods and therapeutic practices needed to provide personalised programmes for vulnerable children and young people in the ‘Cared For’ community and those that support them.

The post lies within the Educational Psychology Service, recognising the need for ensuring full access to all professional commitments and HCPC standards. It is expected that the successful candidate will also function as  a key  member of the Virtual School Team, spending up to three days weekly integrated within the Virtual School environment.

Candidates will possess an Honours Degree in Psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society and a Post Graduate qualification in Educational Psychology.  You will be required to comply with Health and Care Professions Council registration.

For further informal discussion please contact:

Miss Karen  Watson, Principal Educational Psychologist: karen.watson@togetherforchildren.org.uk telephone  0191 561 2233.

Mrs L. Mason,  Headteacher, Virtual School. linda.mason@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator

Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator
Grade 6 SCP 22 - 25
Salary £26317 - £28785 (Pro rata if part time)

We are seeking to employ a team of Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinators to work with children and families subject to children’s social care interventions. Current or previous experience of Family Group Conferencing is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Closing date 20th September

Interviews 1st week in October

Family Group Conferencing Team Manager

Family Group Conferencing Team Manager
Grade 9 SCP 37 - 41
Salary £39782 - £43662 (pro rata if Part Time)

We are seeking to employ a Manager to lead a new Team of Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinators who will support families subject to children’s social care intervention. Current or previous experience of Family Group Conferencing will be essential in this key role.

Closing date 20th September 2019

Interviews to be held 1st week in October

Early Help Service Manager – Prevention and Innovation

Early Help Service Manager – Prevention and Innovation
Grade 11 SCP 48 - 52
£50598 - £54624

We are seeking to employ a Service Manager to lead on a number of existing prevention projects and to take the strategic lead for new and innovative prevention projects through partnership working and funding bids.

Closing date 20th September
Interviews the 1st week in October

Early Help Worker

Early Help Worker
Grade 5 SCP 17 - 22
£23,836.00 - £26,317.00 pro rata

We are seeking to expand our Early Help offer to families by recruiting additional Early Help Workers to support families directly as part of a Team Around the Family approach. Suitable candidates will have current experience of whole family working in challenging circumstances. These posts are suitable for job share.

Closing date 20th September
Interviews the 1st week in October

Early Help Worker Fixed Term to 31.March 2020

Early Help Worker Fixed Term to 31st March 2020
Grade 5 SCP 17 -22
£23,836 - £26,317 pro rata

We are seeking to expand our Early Help offer to families by recruiting additional Early Help Workers to support families directly as part of a Team Around the Family approach. Suitable candidates will have current experience of whole family working in challenging circumstances. These posts are suitable for job share.

Closing date 20th September
Interview 1st week in October

Early Help and Activity Worker

Early Help and Activity Worker
Grade 3 SCP 9-11
£19554.00 - £ 21166.00 pro rata

We are seeking to recruit an Early Help and Activity Worker, part-time (2.5 to 3 days per week) to deliver activities in our Children’s Centres and to lead Early Help Plans including parenting interventions with our families.

Closing date 20th September

Interviews to be held 1st week in October

IRO/Conference Chair

IRO/Conference Chair
Grade 9 SCP 37 - 41
£39782 - £43662

The role will include all functions attributed to the statutory role of the IRO, as detailed within the IRO Handbook. In addition you will chair child protection conferences and reviews and engage in quality assurance work, such as themed audits.

The successful applicant will assist in the development of the service and the delivery of training and may also be asked to support and cover TFC’s Designated Officer and Foster Carer Review post, during times of planned leave and sickness.

Applicants should possess a social work qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of child care practice, post qualification. Evidence of work at a managerial level would be beneficial.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the legal framework underpinning child care practise.

If you wish to discussed this post further place contact either Gavin Taylor or Kim Roberts IRO Managers on 5617145/5617148

Closing date 23/9/19
Interviews 4/10/2019

IRO/Conference Chair

IRO/Conference Chair
Grade 9 SCP 37 - 41
£39782 - £43662

The role will include all functions attributed to the statutory role of the IRO, as detailed within the IRO Handbook. In addition you will chair child protection conferences and reviews and engage in quality assurance work, such as themed audits.

The successful applicant will assist in the development of the service and the delivery of training and may also be asked to support and cover TFC’s Designated Officer and Foster Carer Review post, during times of planned leave and sickness.

Applicants should possess a social work qualification and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of child care practice, post qualification. Evidence of work at a managerial level would be beneficial.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding of the legal framework underpinning child care practise.

If you wish to discussed this post further place contact either Gavin Taylor or Kim Roberts IRO Managers on 5617145/5617148

Closing date 23/9/19
Interviews 4/10/2019

Children’s Home Registered Manager

Children’s Home Registered Manager  

Grade 9 SCP 37 - 41

£39782 - £43662

the successful applicant will be suitably skilled, experienced, enthusiastic and motivated to maintain the highest standards of care for our young people.

Children’s Homes by their nature can provide both challenges and opportunities and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate resilience and creativity to ensure the ongoing development of our accommodation offer.

Closing date 27th September

Interviews to be held 11th October

 

More in Work for us

Watch Staff from our Social Care Assessment, Fostering and Next Steps teams outline their experiences...

If you’re thinking of relocating to Sunderland to come and work with us, no doubt...

We know that children’s social work can make for a challenging working day, but with...

In July 2015 Sunderland children’s services were placed under ‘Direction’ by the Department for Education...

In partnership with