Social Worker/Community Care Worker (or equivalent role with relevant experience) - Mayfield Special School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade G-J (depending on experience and post offered - please contact the school for more details)

Torbay Education Safeguarding Service (TESS) is a unique service supporting schools in Torbay to promote the welfare of their children and young people. Led by an experienced social worker, the service is on hand to offer advice and guidance to schools when there are concerns for the welfare of their pupils. Established in August 2014, the service works in partnership with Children’s Services to ensure that the most proportionate response is devised to keep children safe, preferably in the community. Although the employment contract sits with Mayfield school, we work with every school in the Bay in terms of our commitment to Children’s Services and provide a dedicated advice and support service to the majority of schools in Torbay. In addition to providing advice on thresholds, we provide occasional training, supervision and attendance at Team around the Family meetings.

TESS are an integral part of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) within Children’s Services and provide a daily commitment to liaising with schools to obtain the wishes and feelings of children to inform decision making attending MASH meetings and strategy meetings as required.

We are now in a position to add to our team (start date 5 September 2022). Whilst this could be a qualified social worker, we also recognise that there are other professionals with extensive knowledge of safeguarding and a passion to improve outcomes for children. In addition, some individuals have a range of experience and skills but may not have had the opportunity to study for a professional qualification. Hence the position is offered at two pay grades - necessary to comply with HR requirements. If this describes you, please consider applying for the position which has guaranteed funding until August 2024. There is the likelihood of future funding based on our experience so far.

This represents a unique opportunity, and we would welcome candidates who are confident with social care thresholds and who are able to develop creative community-based solutions to schools.

This is a term time only role, working 39 weeks per annum. Holiday pay is included in the contract and there is no provision for time off in term time.

Please make it clear on your application form which post you are advertising for.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah James, Team Manager, on 07525 815441.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and other safeguarding checks.

Only applications made through our TES portal will be checked.
CVs will not be accepted in place of a standard application form.
Interview Date: w/c 11 July 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTorbayDevonTorquay
  • Work Postcode

    TQ2 8NH

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health

  • Salary Details

    Grade G-J (depending on experience and post offered - please contact the school for more details)

  • Job TermPermanentFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required