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Newly Qualified Social Worker/Social Worker

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£33,024.00 to £35,745.00 Grade 8. £36,648.00 to £39,186.00 Grade 9
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Wakefield Children’s Services are looking for newly qualified ASYE’s to join our incredible locality. Do you want to work for an authority which offers stability, manageable workloads, and strong team spirit, if so, this is the role for you! Wakefield Children’s Services have been rated by Ofsted as GOOD with outstanding leadership (Nov 2021). Wakefield place children and their families at the centre of practice and continually focus on making Wakefield a fantastic place to live and work.

ASYE’s will receive

  • Manageable caseload, capped at no more than 15 cases in your ASYE first year of employment.
  • A brilliant well regarded ASYE programme and a further established Second Year in Employment (SSYE) programme with protected time to attend ASYE academy days.
  • A dedicated ASYE Learning Academy lead within driving our outstanding offer to give you the best career start.
  • Flexible working.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities through a bespoke Learning Academy

What else can we offer you?

  • Outstanding permanent and experienced leaders.
  • Retention payments up to the end of 2023.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent transport links to the motorways, M62, A1 and M1.
  • Essential car user allowance.
  • 28-30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

What are we asking from you?

  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.
  • Resilience, tenacity and passion.
  • To be able to identify what children and their families need to make positive changes.
  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

To view a video, highlighting some of the key quotes and parts of our recent Ofsted report, click here.

To view our Ofsted report, click here

For further information about any of the roles please contact


Dan Egan 

Esther Beresford

Jenny Smith

Angela Guirey

Please indicate on your application form if you have a service area preference

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
01924 306039
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
West Yorkshire

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