Children's Social Work - Vacancies

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Why work for us?

We are recruiting now for children's social workers to join our team. We think this is a great place to work, but don't just take our word for it, this is what our staff have to say ...

As a high performing Local Authority we are constantly improving our services for children, young people and their families within Stockton-on-Tees. As part of this improvement process we have recently appointed Deputy Team Managers to offer additional support to Team Managers and Social Workers. Due to these appointments we are seeking to recruit further highly motivated Social Workers to both our Assessment and Fieldwork Teams who will be committed to providing excellent outcomes for children and young people.

In our recent Ofsted Inspection we were judged as ‘Good’ the inspection identified positive feedback regarding our commitment to children, young people and their families and acknowledged that staff working in our service feel valued and supported and wished to remain within our Children’s Social Care Service.

We offer a package of support to help with the demands of the day to day job including designated admin provision to reduce demands on Social Work time, a contracted resource provider to facilitate supervised contacts, workload management system, ICT access to allow staff to work from home and secondment opportunities.

Already convinced?



  • Competitive salaries
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • £10,000 ‘Golden Hello’ (subject to experience)
  • 26 - 31 days holiday (depending on service), plus 8 public bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free on-site parking
  • Payment of HCPC registration
  • Free physiotherapy and counselling support
  • Retention initiatives
  • Additional annual leave purchase scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Tees Active Leisure Card giving discounts on leisure activities
  • Bus and train discounts
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme


Support and training

You'll have an in-depth induction, managed caseloads, regular case supervision and on-going training.

We invest in all our employees’ Continuous Professional Development. We are proud of our comprehensive learning and development programme, providing you with the skills you need to be a great social worker and to develop and progress professionally. 

We have also introduced the Signs of Safety model into our everyday working practice, as such our training courses and programmes embrace the principles of this framework and support in building upon the skills of social workers.

We have a dedicated Workforce Development Team that ensures that the training and development activities provided embed the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), and the new Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social Work. The team work closely with Social Work Practitioners to identify and develop training at all levels of Social Work, in line with emerging needs.

Our Social Care training sits alongside Stockton and Hartlepool multi-agency safeguarding programme and together they demonstrate our commitment to providing high quality training opportunities. 

For your commitment and demonstration of your skills and expertise we provide the opportunity to quickly progress within the career grade without waiting for a vacancy.


Find out more

For a further informal discussion, please contact Maria Murrell, Service Manager on 01642 527463.


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Telephone: 01642 526992

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