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Newly Qualified Social Worker - Learning Disabilities Team

Employer
Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Location
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Salary
£25,481 - £27,041
Closing date
16 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care, Education, Skills and Learning
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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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 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 Rouksana Mehmood.

There’s a really supportive feel to our team; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular advice surgeries and are willing to listen; we’re an experienced team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise.

Working with people with a learning disability can be challenging but also very rewarding. Our Community Learning Disability team provides specialist assessments, interventions and advice to adults with learning disabilities and their families.

As a Council with its eye on the future we are investing in this important service and have created additional social work capacity in our learning disability team. We are looking for experienced Social Workers to join us and work with us to meet the outcome of our service users and transform the lives.

We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We’re focused on your own personal and professional development; we’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career.

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 license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

Closing date  

16 January 2022, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  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.

Important Information

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