Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) role in Children’s Social Care
Job Title: Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) role in Children’s Social Care
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: Starting point - HC7 £30,095 per annum
Closing: 27th June 2022
Interviews: 5th July 2022
Recently qualified or are about to qualify as a social worker? We have a great offer for NQSWs, an assisted and supported year in employment (ASYE) designed to give you the opportunity to apply your newly acquired skills and experience, whilst making a difference to the lives of children and young people in Herefordshire. So if you are looking for a supportive environment, great colleagues, easy access to the great outdoors and strong sense of community why not apply?
So why us?
Herefordshire Children’s Services is currently embarking on an ambitious transformation journey to improve the quality of our support to children and families through our Signs of Safety practice framework. Our practice model emphasises the importance of recognising a family's strengths, working collaboratively and respectfully with them alongside our professional partners, and being solution-focused in our approach to safeguarding and improving the outcomes for Herefordshire’s children and young people.
What’s the deal?
As a NQSW you will be supported by the Social Care Academy, who will provide a protected and supportive environment for your induction and training. You will be allocated an Advanced Practitioner who will support you throughout the year. In addition you will have access to a bespoke 52 week learning programme and Herefordshire’s newly expanded and extended learning offer which will support you throughout your ongoing professional learning and development journey.
We guarantee a protected caseload of children and young people, and as NQSW are ‘super numeri’ you will be provided with opportunities to practice in different service areas within the children and families directorate. In addition you will be provided with opportunities to develop essential critical reflection skills, training and direct observations of your practice, all aimed at giving you the best chance to complete your ASYE programme and portfolio to the standards expected by the Department for Education and Skills for Care.
And ……. when you successfully complete you ASYE, you will automatically move up to the next grade and become eligible for the market forces supplement attached to the role (currently standing at £5,000 per annum). You will also receive a certificate from Skills for Care, funded by The Department for Education, for your continuous professional development (CPD).
We are currently looking for applicants who will have graduated and be registered with Social Work England by the 12th September 2022. In exchange for having a great experience with us, we ask that you are a team player and will put children and their families at the heart of your practice to strive to get the best possible outcomes for them.
Interested? Then review the job description and person specification for this role. If you are still keen, then we welcome your application! To apply, please submit your CV and our supporting statement template, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.
Should you expect to graduate in the next few months or if you would like to speak with someone further to help you decide where Herefordshire is right for you, please email us at: email@example.com
The deadline for applications is Monday 27th June 2022. We plan to hold an assessment centre and interviews on Tuesday 5th July 2022.
This role is subject to a DBS check.
We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
• Holidays: 25 days per year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
• Pension: LGS pension scheme
• Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
• We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: firstname.lastname@example.org