Children, Education and skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Worker

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

Ref:

CES118(e)

Full time

£33,782 - £37,890 per annum

Do you have a passion for social work? Are you an experienced and dynamic social worker? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?

If this is you - then Newcastle City Council is the place for you!

We are looking for experienced social workers who are committed to providing excellent services to vulnerable children and families.

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, focussing on strength and values. If you want to continue to develop and grow your skillset now is the time to join us!

To support our vision for children and families we are looking for experienced social workers to join our Initial Response, Long Term and 16+ Services. You must bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to your work and it is essential that you are driven and ambitious - both for yourself and for children, young people and families.

As an enthusiastic team player, you will benefit from a dedicated and supportive workplace culture where we will support you to succeed.

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 at every stage of their career.

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.

You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle and read our working principles at www.newcastle.gov.uk/csc. Or you can speak with our Principal Advisor for Children’s Social Care Kim Brown on 0191 211 5577.

Other working patterns are available.

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.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

Permanent

Closing date:

11 March 2021

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