Children, Education and Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
£32,020 - £35,411 per annum (unprogressed), £36,298 - £40,478 (progressed)
Do you have a passion for relational social work? Are you a dynamic practitioner? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you, in a service that is GOOD across all areas?
If so, then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for both un-progressed and progressed Social Workers for our Children in Care and Care Leavers Service. Those wishing to be considered for a progressed position will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience.
Un-progressed positions are also open to Newly Qualified Social Workers wishing to undertake their ASYE. Those in their ASYE year will be part of our ASYE Hub which provides a targeted development programme as you begin your career with dedicated support from our Centre of Excellence Lead and a tailored ASYE programme.
We are looking for Social Workers who are committed to working with children, young people, and their families in a relational and restorative way and you will be committed to upholding our Working Principles in all aspects of your work.
Why Newcastle Children’s Social Care?
In February 2022 Newcastle Children’s Social Care was rated as GOOD across all areas by Ofsted.
“Social workers are positive about working for Newcastle. They feel well supported through their induction and speak of supportive and available managers. There is a clear workforce development strategy and workforce development plan which ensure that workers are offered a range of training and development opportunities, and progression is supported and encouraged. There are low rates of agency staff and there is stability in the workforce. This ensures that children have stable, allocated social workers they can develop relationships with.”
Through our innovative work as part of the DFE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme we have implemented a relational and restorative approach across our service and city to transform how we work with children, families and partners, focusing on strengths and values. If you want to continue to grow and develop your skillset now is the time to join us!
As an enthusiastic team player, you will benefit from a dedicated and supportive workplace culture where we will support you to succeed. Our social workers tell us “Newcastle is such a good authority to work for” where “our shared vision and values are really rooted in our practice” (feedback from staff members 2021). You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle and read our working principles at www.newcastle.gov.uk/csc.
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 at every stage of their career. 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).
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 Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to a home electronics scheme and vehicle leasing scheme
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
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.
Other working patterns are available.
For further information about this post, please contact either Sue Thornton Team Manager or Natalie Bell Team Manager on 0191 211 5845
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
7 February 2023
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