Great social workers change lives

In the North East we want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers

Put Your Heart into Social Care in the North East

We are 12 local authorities in the North East of England offering exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunities for social workers at all stages of their career.  Whether you’re starting out or stepping up, there’s an opportunity for you to really make your mark. We want to grow, attract and retain the best social workers who can build relationships with our children, families and vulnerable adults and help them transform their lives, whilst providing you with support, supervision and the opportunity to succeed in a rewarding and fulfilling career.
There is a strong commitment to high-quality social work education and training. Through our Teaching Partnership and national programmes such as Frontline, Step Up to Social Work and Think Ahead we are working together to ensure the social workers of tomorrow have the skills and attributes they need to really make a difference in our communities. 
When you work for us we will support you in your role with regular supervision. We offer opportunities for career development though the Firstline programme for first line managers and access to high quality specialist training and CPD for experienced social workers, senior practitioners and team managers and because we want to keep the most talented professionals in the North East, if you are an experienced social worker looking to progress your career, we will support you with leadership programmes to help you realise your potential. 

“The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) provides the newly qualified practitioner with the support they need while promoting development.  I am now two years post qualified and would never think of working anywhere else. Practicing as a social worker is rewarding; it is at times stressful, but living in the North East and working in my authority makes all the difference.” Strengthening and Supporting Families Social Worker
“I joined as a Newly-Qualified Social Worker and progressed to Team Manager. My line manager supported me during that process through training and progression. Everybody knows everybody in my authority, so the communication is very good. The people I've worked with for a long time are very motivated to make our service the best it can be.”  Team Manager, Children’s Services
I work in an authority which values staff and has offered me numerous opportunities for career development. I have worked as a front line social worker in children’s services, specialist social work roles, development and project work, team manager, service manager in adult services and now Principal Social Worker. The training opportunities are varied and excellent quality. I wouldn’t work anywhere else!   Principal Social Worker, Adult & Children’s Services
“I live in a vibrant city with a diverse and varied community that offers new and developing opportunities to work children and families in holistic way. My authority is dedicated to ensuring that families receive the best services through a variety of innovative approaches and services. We are a friendly and exciting city that not only provides a number of opportunities to work creatively with families, but also to enjoy the shopping, food and social culture for those evenings and weekends.”  Senior Practitioner Initial Response Service, Children’s Social Care

Find out more about living in the North East and about our local authorities…

Darlington Borough CouncilDurham County CouncilGateshead CouncilHartlepool Borough CouncilMiddlebrough Borough CouncilNewcastle City CouncilNorthumberland City CouncilNorth Tyneside CouncilRedcar and Cleveland Borough CouncilStockton-on-Tees Borough CouncilSouth Tyneside CouncilSunderland City Council Together for Children Sunderland

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Job List

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Social Worker.1770
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:"Northumbria House, Cramlington"
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£32,910
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:191917

We are looking to appoint a Social Worker to work within the 14+ team.

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Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:County Hall
Number of posts:3
Vacancy ID:214044
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£37890-41881
Allowances:37890
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service

We are keen to appoint 3 enthusiastic and experienced AMHPs who share our vision

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Social Worker.3383
Closing date: 12 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:"McDonald House, Berwick"
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£32,910-£36,922
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:215964

We have a vacancy in the Children and Family Social Work Team for an experienced Social Worker (completed their ASYE)

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Social Workers x 2
Closing date: 22 Oct

Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:Band 10 – 12 £27,741 - £37,890 pa
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:214439
Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:102103
Employment Location:Bevan House
Job category:Social Care - Children Service

Children's & Joint Commissioning Services have two full time vacancies within the Safeguarding, Assessment and Support Unit to work with children and families

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Experienced Social Workers
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Throughout Northumberland
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£32,029 - £35,934
Number of posts:5
Vacancy ID:192961

We are looking for experienced social workers with post qualification experience or those who have completed the ASYE Programme.

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Social Worker (R0001437)
Closing date: 1 Jul

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Middlesbrough
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service
Contract Type:Fixed Term
Salary:£27,041 - £33,782 pro rata
Number of posts:3
Vacancy ID:209359

We are currently looking for 3 x Social Workers to work in the Hospital Social Work Team.  The team cover the whole of the Middlesbrough area.

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Social Workers - Children Service
Closing date: 31 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Employment Location:Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street,Redcar TS10 1SP
Job category:Social Care - Children Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary:£27,741 - £38,890 per annum
Number of posts:2
Vacancy ID:204864

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for qualified social workers to join our teams.

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Social Worker
Closing date: 1 Dec

Working Pattern:Full time
Salary:£30,451 to £37,890 pa Career Grade (Bar at £32,234 & £33,782 & £35,7 45)
Number of posts:1
Vacancy ID:215865
Contract Type:Permanent
Post Number:CF18421
Employment Location:Practice, Assurance and Safeguarding Team, Town Hall and Civic Offices
Job category:Social Care - Adult Service

South Tyneside Council are looking to appoint a motivated professional to their Practice, Assurance and Safeguarding Team.

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