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Newly Qualified Social Worker

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Northamptonshire Children's Trust
£32,383 - £32,383
One Angel Square - Northampton
Closing date:
11 February 2022 at midday
Newly Qualified Social Workers (AYSE)
Social Work Academy
£32,383 26 Day’s Holiday, Pension & Benefits Plan
We’re hiring now for NQSWs for the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust Academy…

Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker?

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust is proud to have established its very own Northamptonshire Social Work Academy. We are offering a highly competitive pay and benefits package with generous annual leave and bespoke learning and training opportunities.
Please read on to learn more…..

What is the Northamptonshire Trust Social Work Academy?

We are revolutionising the way we work within our Children Services and have launched the Northamptonshire Social Work Academy so that we can guide and steer NQSWs through that crucial first year of practice. Only the most promising and passionate advocates of children and young people will be selected to take part in this year-long support and mentoring programme.

What to expect from the Academy

Let’s face it, being a Social Worker is not an easy environment to work in, therefore the Social Work Academy will provide guidance and support as you embark on a challenging and hugely rewarding career helping to support children and families. You will be equipped and highly trained to become the best possible social worker with a phased approach to the volume and complexity of your workload You’ll have the support of a strong leadership and management team who will work with you to identify training and development opportunities.

Great things you can expect

• Smaller caseloads – to help you settle into your role
• Hands-on learning with high levels of support and mentoring
• Extensive training opportunities
• Strong mentors overseeing your development

What are we looking for?

We want to create a workforce that we can be proud of, so to make this happen, we need brilliant NQSWs who inspire and deliver change all around them. That's why we’re looking for talented, ambitious and passionate people like you to come and join us. You will need to be a Social Work graduate with the following attributes:

• A passion to improve the lives of children
• Ambition and motivation
• Commitment to continuously developing your social work practice
• Ideally have pre-qualified children’s social care work experience
• Be degree qualified in Social Work
• Be up to date with current legislation/policy/procedures around child protection
• Able to work under pressure, excellent organisational ability
• Have knowledge/understanding of using appropriate assessment tools and research.

Why Northamptonshire?

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust are in an exciting period of significant transformation; we can confirm that we have become a standalone Trust which will deliver services for two new unitary authorities across the county. We are currently recruiting energetic and passionate social workers to lead and develop high quality services.

What we offer
• Highly competitive salaries
• Retention bonuses for established personnel
• Social Work England registration costs
• Flexible working practices, including home working, flexi time and job share
• The opportunity to personally contribute to improving the service
• Monthly high-quality supervision
• 26 Day’s holiday entitlement, rising to 27 day’s annual leave plus bank holidays (with service rises to 32 days plus bank holidays)
• Once qualified opportunity to buy back up to 5 weeks of additional holiday each year
• Subsidised local authority Pension Scheme
• Additional 12 weeks of maternity leave at 50%
• Employee discount schemes
• Up to £8,000 relocation allowance
• Signs of Safety training
• An onsite academy delivering a variety of learning & development opportunities
• Heavily subsidised city centre parking
• Regular engagement opportunities with the CEO
Candidates will need obtain Enhanced DBS, Social Work England Registration and be available to start in May 2022, when the next Social Work Academy cohort begins. Please submit your completed application form, detailing your experience to date and why you feel this is the right role for you.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 11th February 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 28th February 2022

N.B: there will not be alternative dates available, so please make sure you are as available as possible that week to attend a day long assessment centre (Due to current restrictions from Covid-19, these assessments may be undertaken virtually).

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept applications from people requiring visa sponsorship at this time.

Any issues, please contact our recruitment team:

Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date

For more information on Northamptonshire’s teams and what it is like to work for us, please visit our website here.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role. Enhanced DBS clearance and SW England required. Some posts in MASH and First Response (s47) teams are based in the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) and are therefore subject to annual vetting by Northamptonshire Police. This clearance is required to undertake the role.
Please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date should we have sufficient applications.


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