Children, Education and Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Consultant Social Worker (Frontline)
THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise
£42,821 - £46,845 per annum
Do you have a passion for social work? Are you an experienced and dynamic social work leader? Do you lead by example? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?
If this is you - then Newcastle is the place for you!
This is an exciting time to join us. Through our innovative work as part of the DfE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme (read about our work with the DfE and Leeds City Council) we are implementing the Family Valued approach across our service and city to transform how we work with children, families and partners. Family Valued is a relational and restorative approach to services, focusing on strength and values. As part of our Children’s Social Care management team you will be instrumental in helping us to continue to shape and deliver our ambitious plans.
We currently have a Consultant Social Worker (CSW) opportunity within Newcastle Children’s Social Care as the current postholder is moving to another role in the service. The role will involve the management of a participant unit of 5 Frontline Participants, supervising and developing learning, modelling good practice and assessing and grading their practice with children and families.
The CSW role will involve working systematically with families and coordinating the work of five Frontline participants. The successful candidate will undertake the Consultant Social Worker Practice Leadership Training, which is a bespoke training programme devised for this role. Please visit https://thefrontline.org.uk/consultant-social-workers/ for further information regarding the Frontline programme and the role of CSW.
As an organisation we are committed to our staff receiving the opportunities they need to develop and flourish at all stages of their career. At Newcastle “social workers feel well supported” and practice improvement is delivered “creatively and innovatively” (Ofsted Focus Visit Outcome Letter 2019). We offer a comprehensive range of training and professional opportunities, overseen by our Social Work Centre of Excellence, that evolves and develops to meet the needs of our workforce. We will encourage you to be creative and progress your career making social work at Newcastle a profession that is yours to own.
In addition, you will receive:
• A dedicated 5-day induction
• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
• A range of flexible working options
• A generous Flexi Scheme
• Access to wellbeing initiatives
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes
• Generous relocation package.
Our Team Managers tell us:
“I have always felt 100% supported. There is a large management team across the service, so peer support is readily available, and senior management are available, approachable and supportive.”
“Newcastle have invested in me as a team manager and demonstrate a commitment to developing their staff, with exciting training and other opportunities for development frequently being offered.”
“Newcastle is an exciting, varied and supportive place to work. I love my role as a team manager, both the challenges and rewards it brings, and see myself continuing in this role with Newcastle for many years to come.”
If you would like to apply for the role, you will need to:
1. Complete a standard North East Jobs application form
2. Within your supporting statement, please answer the following questions:
(250 words max for each answer)
Motivation: What excites you about the role of the Consultant Social Worker?
Organisation: On a scale of 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being outstanding), how would you rate your overall organisational skills? Why have you scored yourself this way?
Developing and Assessing Practice: Can you give an example of how you have effectively contributed to the professional development of other social workers/students?
Practice Skill and Knowledge: If we were to ask the children and families you work with to describe how you approach social work with them what would they tell us about you and how you work with them?
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today.
If you would like further information about the role, please contact Joanne Ormston, Relationship and Development Manager, Frontline, email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 07800954892 or Andrew Burden, Service Manager, email: email@example.com, Tel: 0191 2115845
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
23 September 2021