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Date Added: Wed 05/06/2024

Children's Newly Qualified Social Worker

Ipswich, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £32,076 per annum

Suffolk County Council are looking for Children's Newly Qualified Social Workers to join the Children and Young Peoples Service in various locations across Suffolk on a Hybrid contract.You will join us on a full time or part time, permanent basisIn return, you will earn a competitive salary of £32,076 per annum (rising to £34,834 per annum) (pro rata for part time), plus a joining payment of £1,500, plus £4,000 retention payment upon successful completion of the ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) programme.

About the Children's Newly Qualified Social Worker role:

When you join the Children and Young Peoples Service as a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW), we will support your development from the start. We will help you to play to your strengths, diversify your skills and build an influential and impactful career. With a variety of career paths and learning opportunities to explore, if you are motivated and passionate there’s no limit to how far your ambition could take you.

Reimagine the possibilities. 

At Suffolk County Council, we are passionate about providing the highest quality care and support to children and young people in need. That's why we are looking for flexible and highly motivated Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our teams. We believe that a healthy work-life balance is essential to providing good quality care, which is why we have created a positive environment where you will be fully supported to achieve your goals and reach your full potential during your Assessed and Support Year in Employment (ASYE).

What you need to be our Children's Newly Qualified Social Worker:

  • You will need a relevant social work qualification and Social Work England registration.
  • If you believe you can succeed in this role, apply. Even if you don't meet all requirements, still apply.

We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application. 

Shaping Careers and Learning 

We understand that being a Newly Qualified Social Worker can be a challenging role, which is why we offer regular supervision to ensure you feel supported within your role. We also provide the necessary training to enhance your career development through our supportive career pathways programme. This way, you can be confident in your abilities and provide the best possible care to those in need.

You will have:

  • the commitment and full support from our management team and colleagues within the service to ensure you achieve your goals and get the best out of your ASYE
  • protected development and time for reflection, regular supervision with your Practice Manager, including ongoing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and PDP (Personal Development Plan) to enable professional growth and a reduced caseload (from 15 cases in the first 6 months
  • clinical supervision by a seasoned professional. This does not only benefit your personal wellbeing but directly affects the experience of the children and young people within our care.

In return, you’ll enjoy:

  • up to 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays per annum, pro rata for part time
  • an uplift of 3 additional annual leave days, pro rata for part time
  • 3 protected CPD days per annum
  • access to a relocation package of up to £8,000, a car leasing scheme and a welcome loan of £2,000 for all new Social Workers moving to Suffolk
  • free on-site car parking in all council buildings
  • flexible working options and our commitment to supporting health and wellbeing
  • detailed induction programme, including mandatory Signs of Safety training
  • staff networks which are open to staff, councillors and partners that share similar characteristics, life experiences, values and beliefs.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 30 June 2024

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this Children's Newly Qualified Social Worker role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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