Current Vacancies

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We currently have vacancies for;

 

  • Locality Children’s Social Workers/Senior Social Workers
  • Senior Housing Support worker- Support to Independence team
  • Legal Assistant
  • Housing Support Workers - Support to Independence Team
  • Business Support Assistant
  • Early Help Worker
  • Early Help Worker - 12month Fixed Term

 

To find out more information, please see below. To apply, please visit North East Jobs.

 

 

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Locality Children’s Social Workers/Senior Social Workers

Locality Children’s Social Workers/Senior Social Workers
Grade 7/8 scp 26 - 36
Salary - £30451 - £39880 per annum plus:

Additional payments of:
£1239 per annum Essential Car User Allowance paid monthly;
2% Recruitment and retention allowance paid monthly;
Up to £3000 relocation expenses.

We are currently recruiting Social Workers to join our locality Social Work Teams. Child centred, Respectful, Creative and transparent are the values around which the Company has been formed. This is what you can expect from Together for Children when you join us.

The Company is right in the middle of realising its improvement agenda and we are seeking committed and talented professionals who has successfully completed their ASYE and or are ready to progress to senior social workers to join existing colleagues in our unique Company. You will work directly with and also support children, young people and their families who are identified as Child in Need and Child Protection completing child focused assessments. With proven experience in delivering statutory children’s social care services you will have knowledge of social care children’s legislation and be confident in delivering the best outcomes and decisions on behalf of service users. You must be an excellent team player and be able to form positive relationships with colleagues and partners.

Our Social Work offer is one of the most competitive across the region including a maximum earning potential of £41,119 pa for a post qualified worker who has satisfied progression. We are a very flexible employer offering employees the opportunity to strike the right balance between home and the workplace and we offer working from home and compressed hours working for employees. Our network of IT support and provision of a smartphone, which means you can work from home or away from the office, including in a number of touchdown offices across the City.

We want you to feel supported and confident to deliver at the highest standards and offer a range of training and development opportunities so that you have the tools to update your skills and knowledge. We also offer manageable caseloads and ensure that all workers are supported through regular supervision and appraisal. Our established Senior Management Team listens to the workforce and recognises their want to make a difference to the lives of our service users. The Company uses Liquid Logic to enable manageable caseloads for teams. Dedicated support is available to help you with the demands of the day-to-day job from Business Administration support for typing and filing, the Family Contact Service to facilitate supervised contacts, dedicated Child & Family Workers based within the team.

It is also an exciting time to join us and become involved in the roll out of Signs of Safety and Safer Together practice models across the Company. You will have access to our range of employment involvement activities designed to allow you to shape how the Company develops. Your opinions are very important to us and are highly valued.

As well as an extremely attractive salary package other benefits of working for Together for Children include:

Free onsite car parking

Pension - We provide a Local Government Pension Scheme;

Sick pay - We will pay up to six months’ sick pay on full salary subject to service;

Annual leave - 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Employees can request to purchase additional annual leave via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Flexi Scheme: 2 days flexible leave per accounting period (pro rata for part time employees).

Maternity/adoption leave – Up to 52 weeks’ leave of absence, with pay for a specified period dependent upon length of service and personal choice.

Maternity support/adoption leave – Up to 5 days’ paid leave as a partner/carer at the time of the birth or adoption.

Paternity leave – Up to two consecutive weeks leave after the birth of the child
We offer the Childcare Vouchers Scheme and a Cycle to Work Scheme via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Employee Benefits: My Club Nissan Scheme - 20% off a brand new Nissan.

Everyone Active – Employees and their partners will be entitled to a reduced price membership to Everyone Active gyms as well as a one free taster day available per employee.

In addition to the Company’s benefits package, we also offer support to employees in the form of:

• Free, confidential and independent face to face counselling service through the Occupational Health Service.
• Reasonable adjustments and/or redeployment where practical for employees requiring support after illness or due to disability.
• A good health and wellbeing programme, provided to all employees to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and at home.
• A domestic violence policy to ensure support and advice is available.
• Employee Induction scheme.

For further information on careers in social care with Together for Children, please check our website: https://www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/work-us.

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.

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Social_Workers_Locality_Teams/200938

Senior Housing Support worker- Support to Independence team

Senior Housing Support worker- Support to Independence team
Grade 7 scp 26 - 30 £30451 - £33782
Full time rota covering Day, evening  and weekend shifts.

We are recruiting to our Support to Independence Team and are looking for a suitably skilled, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the senior team in supporting a team of housing support workers.

To support the management team in the day to day running of a semi-independent living provision for care leavers based within one of the four supported accommodation provision within Together for Children. These provisions will support and enable care leavers in acquiring the essential life skills (both emotional and practical) to live independently. 
To lead and supervise a staff team to provide support to the young people. 

To be able to work flexible hours as required by the post. To work in shifts as part of a rota. This includes lone working and sleep-in cover.
See Job description for further details.

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 date 27th October

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/2_x_Senior_Housing_Support_worker_Support_to_Independence_team/201065

LEGAL ASSISTANT

LEGAL ASSISTANT - TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN, SUNDERLAND (FIXED TERM TO END MAY 2021)
Stanfield Centre, Sunderland
Grade 4 (£22,183 to £24,491) pro rota
Fixed term
(-RE-ADVERTISEMENT – PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY)

Together for Children delivers children’s services on behalf of Sunderland City Council and works to develop modern and responsive services that make a difference for children and families in Sunderland.

Our Children’s Services Legal Team are looking for a paralegal or legal assistant to be part of a growing team in Sunderland.

As part of our Team of Legal Assistants, you will play a key role in delivering professional support to our solicitors working within the child care practice arena. To be successful you will need to have experience in being able to draft a variety of documents as well as taking instructions, responding to queries and being the first point of contact on the cases you will support. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate effective time management and organisation skills, resilience, tenacity and thrive in a fast paced environment. The role will be wide-ranging, challenging and complex with no day being the same as the last. A minimum Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice is required.

If you are up for this challenge, we can offer excellent career prospects in a supportive working environment and are particularly interested in candidates who are ambitious and who want to support the Team to deliver a high quality service.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Sharon Clutton-Dowell, Service Manager for Legal and Business on 0191 561 4058 or 07795 418788.

This is Fixed Term position to May 2021 to cover Maternity leave

Closing 26th October

Interviews to be held week starting 2nd November

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/LEGAL_ASSISTANT/201175

Housing Support Workers - Support to Independence Team

Housing Support Workers - Support to Independence Team 6 posts
Grade 5 £24491 - £27041
Full time rota covering days, evenings and weekends

We are recruiting to our Support to Independence Team and are looking for a suitably skilled, experienced and enthusiastic individual to join the management team, working alongside a team of Housing support workers within Together for Children’s internal supported accommodation provisions.
 
To work as part of a team. Working rota, Providing direct day to day supportive tasks and duties to young people, such as advice and guidance on benefit claims and employment/training opportunities. 
 
To undertake the role of link worker and develop risk assessments, undertake planned formal one to one work to ensure that individualised independent living skills of young people are progressed, and be able to live independently and maintain their own tenancy. 
To encourage, coach and mentor young people to engage in the support offered and learn skills that will assist them with independent living. 

See Job description for further details.

The role requires flexible working hours, including some weekends.

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 4th November

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Housing_Support_Workers_Support_to_Independence_Team/201337

Business Support Assistant

Business Support Assistant
Grade 2 £19312 to £19698 pro rata
part time 18.5hr posts

We are looking for Business Support Assistants to join our busy Children’s Social Care teams. You will be based in our offices across the city, working with Social Workers, Managers and colleagues to assist them in providing services to vulnerable children and young people.

You will be delivering administrative services such as answering phones, dealing with finance tasks, minuting meetings, updating electronic records on our case management system and a wide variety of other work to assist in the effective delivery of our services.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like an informal discussion, please contact rhian.may@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Closing date 13th November

Interviews are expected to be held 26th November

To apply go to:https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Business_Support_Assistant/201376

Early Help Worker

Early Help Worker
Grade 5 £24491 - £27041
Permanent / Full Time

We are seeking to recruit an Early Help Worker to support children and families who meet our Level 2 threshold. You will complete assessments and co-ordinate multi-agency teams to improve outcomes for children. You will deliver parenting programmes and direct interventions.

This post is subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date 30th October

To apply go to: https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Early_Help_Worker/201369

Early Help Worker - Fixed Term

Early Help Worker - Fixed term
Grade 5 (£24,491 - £27,041)
Working Pattern - 37 hrs Monday-Friday

We are seeking to recruit an Early Help Worker for a period of 12 months to support children and families who meet our Level 2 threshold. You will complete assessments and co-ordinate multi-agency teams to improve outcomes for children. You will deliver parenting programmes and direct interventions.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Closing date: 30 October 2020

to apply go to:  https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Early_Help_Worker_Fixed_term/201395

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