Children, Education and Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Social Workers (16+ Team)
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
£33,782 - £37,890 per annum (progressed) (pro rata for part time hours)
Children’s Social Care
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 (with a minimum of two years post qualifying experience) who are committed to providing excellent services to children, young people 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 an experienced social worker who is able to bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to their work. Joining our 16+ Team (which provides social work to young people aged 16 and 17 and young adults aged 16-25 to make the transition from care to independence) you must be driven and ambitious - both for yourself and for children, young people and families. As part of the 16+ Team you will also support unaccompanied asylum seeking children who arrive in our city.
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).
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.
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today. If you want to find out more about the role you can speak with Caley Banks on 0191 2115845.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
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.
16 September 2021