Newly Qualified Social Workers

Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£26,999 - £29,636 per annum
Posted
02 Sep 2020
Closes
30 Nov 2020
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We’re Kirklees – Come and Join our team

We’re on an ambitious journey and looking for passionate and committed social workers to join our teams which are already transforming our children and young people services.

Are you looking for the first step in your Social Work career? We welcome applications from committed and enthusiastic newly qualified social workers within their ASYE and final year students due to qualify in 2020.

Our last Ofsted inspection highlighted our progress stating

‘progress has been achieved through increased corporate commitment and investment in services, clear and focused leadership, strengthening of partnerships for example the duty and advice team, and improved workforce stability and engagement.

Children who need help and protection are now recognised, and risk of significant harm is quickly responded to. ”

We are not complacent and continue our hard work on our improvement plan to ensure that we offer the best service to children and families in Kirklees.

Our progress so far is clear:

  • The social work teams are now close to full complement and all leadership and management posts are filled with permanent staff.
  • Advanced Practitioners provide more support for social workers and more focus on developing practice.
  • Working in locality teams and building effective relationships with partners.
  • A remuneration package which reflects the challenges of the role.

Our Offer to You:

At Kirklees we recognise the importance of and are truly committed to the ASYE.  We know how important the ASYE is to practitioners and we want to support you with the transition into practice; our commitment is to build up throughout the year to a protected caseload supported through regular reflective supervision. We recognise the benefits of peer support so as well as the support of your manager and colleagues you’ll have dedicated support from Advanced Practitioners. We’re committed to making sure you get the best broad experience in your first year to build strong foundations for your career in Kirklees. We have a bespoke learning and development offer at all levels of social work allowing you access to professional development opportunities enabling you to develop and progress your career; we have seen many newly qualified social workers join us after a placement in Kirklees.  We are pleased that our Social Workers are choosing to make their career in Kirklees.

We are pioneering a Restorative Practice approach to social work which involves innovation and locality working with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach. We will ensure that you have high-quality professional development and receive high standards of induction, supervision and management.

For more information or to have an informal discussion please call 01484 221000 and ask for Charlotte Jackson for Assessment and Intervention or Julie Bragg for Looked after Children.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

In order to be considered for these jobs please complete the on line application form which includes a shortlisting questionnaire.  

Closing date  

30 November 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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