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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
Consultant Social Worker (Frontline)
£41,675 - £45,591 per annum
Are you passionate about social work practice? Are you an experienced and dynamic social worker? Are you a supportive and inspiring leader? 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 and are committed to providing our staff with the opportunities they need to develop and progress at all stages of their career.
Our aim is to nurture Social Workers who are capable, curious and dependable. We want practitioners who can critically analyse and evaluate their practice and will ensure that children and young people are always at the centre of the work they do.
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.
We currently have a Consultant Social Worker (CSW) opportunity within Newcastle Children’s Social Care. The role will involve the management of a participant unit of 5 Frontline Participants, supervising and developing learning, modelling good practice and assessing and grading their practice with children and families.
The CSW role will involve working systematically with families and co-ordinating the work of five Frontline participants. The successful candidate will undertake the Consultant Social Worker Practice Leadership Training, which is a bespoke training programme devised for this role. Please visit https://thefrontline.org.uk/consultant-social-workers/ for further information regarding the Frontline programme and the role of CSW.
If you would like to apply for the role, you will need to:
1. Complete a standard North East Jobs application form
2. Within your supporting statement, please answer the following questions:
(250 words max for each answer)
Motivation: What excites you about the role of the Consultant Social Worker?
Organisation: On a scale of 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being outstanding), how would you rate your overall organisational skills? Why have you scored yourself this way?
Developing and Assessing Practice: Can you give an example of how you have effectively contributed to the professional development of other social workers/students?
Practice Skill and Knowledge: If we were to ask the children and families you work with to describe how you approach social work with them what would they tell us about you and how you work with them?
If you would like further information about the role, please contact Joanne Ormston, Relationship and Development Manager, Frontline, email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 07800954892 or
Abby Waites, Service Manager, email: email@example.com, Tel: 0191 2115845 or Gary Jones, Frontline CSW, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 0191 2115845.
The selection day will take place on Friday 4 October 2019. Venue: TBC
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.
12 Sep 2019