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DBS4447 Social Worker x 8

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
£27,741 - £35,745 pa plus £2,000 market supplement
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

North Tyneside Children’s Social Care is considered to be Outstanding by Ofsted in recognition of the improved services and outcomes for children, young people and families. We want the best for our families, and would encourage you to join us in our commitment to continuously deliver the services that make a difference to children and young people.
We are currently looking for social workers at all stages in their career to join our Social Work Assessment Teams and our Safe and Supported Teams.

If you are passionate about children and young people getting the right help at the right time, about listening to their voice, and about working in partnership with families and wider networks, then we would like to hear from you.

You will be a qualified social worker with experience in statutory social work in one or more of the following areas: child in need plans, child protection assessments and plans, and children in the care of the local authority. You will have experience of working in partnership – with children, their family and wider networks, and professional colleagues across education, health, police and the voluntary sector.

The practice model used in North Tyneside is Signs of Safety, and you will be supported in developing and using this approach. We are committed to supporting our social workers, and you will receive regular high quality reflective supervision and management oversight of the important work that you do. We encourage peer support from your team, you will have access to regular group supervision, and a team of Advanced Social Work Practitioners who support your development and case work.
In North Tyneside you will have professional development opportunities through a range of learning including practice educator training and post qualifying awards. As a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be supported to undertake your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. It is important that you have excellent written skills, and are proficient in using IT. We will provide you with devices and equipment that promotes flexibility in how you work, and training in LCS, our electronic child record system.
As an employee of North Tyneside you will feel valued from the moment you join the organisation. We have a robust induction process to ensure you are supported in your role from day one.

Additional benefits include:
• £2,000 market supplement paid in addition to your salary
• Flexible working options available
• Access to:
o Opportunities for training and development
o Progression Opportunities
o Staff working at Cobalt Business Park can exclusively access the MORE Card which provides fantastic money saving offers across the region plus a calendar of events.
In addition to the above unique benefits you will also receive the following local authority benefits:
• an attractive annual leave entitlement which increases with length of service
• annual pay increments up to the top of your salary grade
• an enhanced sick pay scheme
• flexible working
• automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
• childcare vouchers
• cycle to work scheme
• access to occupational health services
• access to our Learning Pool for extensive training and development opportunities.

You will be appointed to Grade 8 or 9 depending on your qualifications and experience.
Grade 8 - £27,741 - £31,346 pa
Grade 9 - £32,234 - £35,745 pa

For an informal discussion around opportunities in our Social Work Assessment Teams, please contact Dawn Hodgson at dawn.hodgson@northtyneside,gov,uk and for our Safe and Supported Teams please contact Gayle Dickinson at gayle.dickinson@northtyneside.gov.uk.

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council 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.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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