Newly Qualified Social Workers

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/01/2022 23:59
£28,672 - £32,234
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved location.
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Jan
Further Information

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/670

Newly Qualified Social Workers

Are you now, or will you soon be, a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) looking for the right place to start your social work career in Children’s Services?

Completing your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) within our Social Work Academy will ensure that you get the right support to develop your skills, knowledge and professional confidence further, and will give you a strong base for your career.

As a NQSW completing your ASYE with Durham County Council you will be based in a social work team, where you will have the opportunity to undertake meaningful social work with the support of your Team Manager, Social Work Consultant, Enhanced Practitioner and team members.

Alongside this, you will have a dedicated Practice Lead who will support you throughout your ASYE, providing regular reflective supervision, peer support from other NQSW’s and meaningful development opportunities, you will have opportunities to network with other NQSWs and ongoing support to produce your portfolio in line with the requirements of Skills for Care. Your Practice Lead will work alongside your Team Manager and Enhanced Practitioner to ensure that your caseload is protected, and that you have protected time for development and learning.

From the start of your ASYE you will have a permanent contract. As the 7th largest local authority in England, and the largest in the North East we offer excellent opportunities for career progression. Our development pathway shows how we will support you to meet your career goals. We have a clear professional development offer (reviewed annually) which includes a wide range of learning and development opportunities, and we make a commitment to you of 5 days a year to spend undertaking continuing professional development (CPD).

You can read more about what Durham has to offer in the recruitment pack attached.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact our Practice Lead by e-mail at Jane.Farrell@durham.gov.uk including your contact number and a suitable time will be arranged for a Teams/telephone call.

Required qualifications: To be eligible to apply for these posts you must either already hold a degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, or expect to qualify with a degree in social work or equivalent social work qualification, and be able to register with Social Work England following qualification. Please indicate in your application when you expect to be able to start work.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

It is anticipated that shortlisting will be complete by 7th January and interviews will take place virtually via Teams Week commencing 17th January 2022.

There will be an approved location for the post however due to the current circumstances there may be a requirement for flexibility within the service teams, subject to business needs.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.