Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Social Workers (Progressed)

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:

CES3(e)

Full time

£32,878 - £36,876 per annum (progressed) (pro rata for part time hours)

Children’s Long Term Teams

37 hours per week (other working patterns available)

Do you have a passion for social work?

Are you an experienced and creative social worker? Are you committed to providing excellent services to vulnerable children and families?

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 wants you!

This is an exciting time to join us. With significant financial support from our Council we are increasing our establishment so that we can continue to embed a new relational family valued model of social work based on systemic practice across our service. Our commitment to transforming how we work has been recognised with our selection to the DFE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children programme (read more here https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylife-news/education/new-project-newcas…)

To support our vision for children and families we want social workers who are able to bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to their work. Working in our Long Term Social Work Service, you must be 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.

In return 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 also offer a comprehensive range of training and professional opportunities that evolves and develops to the 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 Mindfulness sessions and other 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 at www.newcastle.gov.uk/csc or speak with our Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care, Jayne Forsdike on 0191 2116470.

Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today, online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

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.

Permanent

Closing date:

9 January 2020

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