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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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Social Workers (IRS and Long Term)
£28,785 - £32,029 per annum (unprogressed) (pro rata for part time hours). £32,878 - £36,876 per annum (progressed) (pro rata for part time hours)
Initial Response Service and 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 dynamic 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 is the place for you!
This is an exciting time to join us. We are making a significant investment in our social care workforce. We are increasing our establishment to ensure caseloads are manageable so our staff have the time and space to work creatively and meaningfully with children, young people and families.
We are a cosmopolitan city and our children and families reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our city. We are city that embraces innovation and change and we can offer you exciting and rewarding casework.
We want Social Workers who bring a comprehensive knowledge and skill-base to their work with children, young people and families. You will work in either our Initial Response Service or our Long Term Social work team, so you must be driven and ambitious, both for yourself and for children, young people and families. You must also be an enthusiastic team player who understands the vital role of supportive teams.
In return we will support you to succeed. As an organisation we are committed to providing our staff with the opportunities they need to develop and progress at all stages of their career. At Newcastle we offer a comprehensive range of training opportunities and professional development through professional supervision, mentoring and a strong management programme to grow and enhance your skills.
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 Acting Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care Jayne Forsdike on 0191 211 6470.
Do you think you have what it takes to join our team of excellent and dedicated social work professionals? Apply today.
Apply 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.
25 Jul 2019