Consultant Social Worker, Frontline

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Please See Advert Text
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/11/2023 22:59
£47,420 - £51,515 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
23 Nov
Further Information
As we approach our third year of embedding a relational and restorative practice culture across our service, we are looking for a motivated, child-centred Consultant Social Worker to join our skilled and passionate workforce. If you want to join a service which is rated good in all areas, and is committed to working with families, rather than doing to them, then Newcastle is the place for you.

The Role:

We are currently looking to appoint a Consultant Social Worker to support the delivery of our Frontline Hubs. We have one permanent position and one fixed term position available which runs until the start of September 2025.

The role will involve the management of a hub of Frontline Participants, supervising and developing, modelling good practice and assessing and grading their practice with children and families. Newcastle and Frontline have been working in partnership since 2016 and recently expanded to have two hubs.

The CSW role will involve working systemically with families and coordinating the work of 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.

The role offers those who wish to remain in practice the opportunity to do so alongside the chance to take on supervisory and management responsibility for a small team.
Why Newcastle Children’s Social Care?

In February 2022 Newcastle Children’s Social Care was rated as GOOD across all areas by Ofsted.

“Social workers are positive about working for Newcastle. They feel well supported through their induction and speak of supportive and available managers.”

We are implementing a relational and restorative approach across our service and city to transform how we work with children, families and partners, focusing on strengths and values.

You can hear more about what it is like to work at Newcastle and read our working principles, as well as hear first-hand from our social workers at www.newcastle.gov.uk/csc.

Why we think there’s nowhere better:

• 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
• Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential advice and support
• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
• Access to a home electronics scheme and vehicle leasing scheme

If you would like to apply for this role you need to:
1 - Complete a standard North East Jobs application form
2 - Within your supporting statement, please answer the following questions: 
Q1. Why do you want to be a CSW? Which elements of the role are particularly appealing to you? (200 words)
Q2. Please give an example of how you have effectively contributed to the professional development of other social workers/students. How have you used supervision and/or leadership to influence change in the person’s practice, and more broadly within your organisation? (400 words)
Q3. Please tell us about some feedback (verbal or written) you have received from children and families you have worked with. What did you learn from this feedback and how has this influenced your practice? Consider both what others’ perceive to be your strengths and weaknesses in your answer. (400 words)
Q4. Social workers often have high case loads and work in high pressure environments. Please tell us about your approach to managing complexity, uncertainty and competing demands. Please include how you ensure that families receive the best possible support. (400 words)

3 - Complete an online application form with Frontline via this link https://thefrontline.tfaforms.net/4767892 you will need to add your answers to the questions above to this form as well as on the North East Jobs application form.

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.
We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact Bethan Thomas, Partnerships and Placement Manager, Frontline, email:bethan.thomas@thefrontline.org.uk; Tel: 020 3973 5545 or Andrew Burden, Service Manager, email: andrew.burden@newcastle.gov.uk, Tel: 0191 2115845

The selection day will take place on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.