Tracey Smith successfully argued that her career had been left in ruins following her unfair dismissal from a secure unit for problem youngsters.
The Tribunal was told that she was accused of breaking rules over disciplining a youngster, having poor relationships with colleagues and breaking health and safety rules.
A Sheffield-based hearing in September 2012 found Miss Smith had been unfairly dismissed and awarded more than £18,000 for loss of earnings.
A second hearing on Monday 21 January awarded her a further £52,400, the maximum amount a tribunal can award in compensation.
Folliowng the hearing, Smith said:
“The case has destroyed my career and I am pleased to have won.
“I believe the problems arose because I didn’t get on with my line manager. I was accused of five allegations.
“One, which was ridiculous, was that I pruned a bush without performing a risk assessment.”
“I am so pleased with the result. To prove my innocence and show that I have been unfairly treated was my goal and I now feel vindicated.”
A spokesman for Sheffield Council commented:
“We note the result of the tribunal and we are looking into appealing the decision.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment further than this at this time.”