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Northumberland ASYE Programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/11/2019 23:59
£32,029 (£30,029 + 2,000 on completion of the ASYE portfolio)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
South-East Northumberland

Job details 

Closing date:
30 Nov

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This job is closed for applications.

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Are you a Newly Qualified Social Worker with a passion for Children and Families Social Work?

It is an exciting time to join Northumberland County Council as we commence recruitment for ‘Cohort 4’ of NORTHUMBERLAND CHILDREN’S ASYE ACADEMY. We would like to offer you an opportunity to complete your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) within our innovative supportive, bespoke learning/development Academy which commences in March 2020.
Northumberland County Council are proud of our employees, who are passionate and committed to improving outcomes for our children and families.
Here’s what previous participants of the cohorts think of the Programme so far…

"Being part of the Northumberland Social Work Academy has ensured that I have been surrounded by tailored support, learning and challenges aimed at preparing me to make the difficult transition from student to professional practice. The high level of support and reduced caseload offered within the Academy has helped me to feel valued and more confident in my role as a newly qualified social worker."

"Joining the ASYE Academy has been a great experience and one that I would recommend to any Social Work student looking to apply for a job! The Academy gives you the protection you need to explore and develop your skills as a Social Worker at a pace that is tailored to your needs. Both Catharina and Sarah have lots of experience and are great people to provide you the support and guidance you need to become great Social Workers!"

Come and join us and we’ll provide a framework of support to ensure your individual needs are met. Working full time, you will partake in an extensive training programme specifically selected to develop your skills, competencies and confidence. Throughout your journey, you will be supported by experienced managers and senior practitioners to manage a carefully selected caseload; to enable you to apply your learning and manage your progress in the areas of practice and development identified for you. In addition;

You will develop the knowledge and skills within a learning, nurturing environment, resulting in the development of you as a confident, caring social worker with a robust value base.
You will always want to hear the child’s voice and ensure that this is taken into account.
We will support you to develop your knowledge base of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Social work and the application of Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) which will be embedded within all elements of practice.
You will develop your knowledge base around the Signs of Safety approach.
You will be given reflective supervision on a regular basis in order to support your application of theory to practice;
You will partake in training, group supervision and mentoring.
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances to improve their overall outcomes.
You will care enough to want to make a difference to a child’s life - every day.

The benefits of choosing Northumberland
A competitive salary of £32,029 (Year 1 - £30,029 and £2,000 on completion of the ASYE Portfolio)
Access to Car Lease scheme
25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
Relocation allowance (subject to criteria)
A wide variety of training and development opportunities
Commitment to Career Progression
Access to ASYE support group
Employee assistance programme offering free confidential advice on a wide range of issues
Many more benefits via our rewards scheme

Your role
You will take on challenging and rewarding work, assisted by high quality supervision from experienced managers who also understand the particular needs of ASYE.
We have adopted a Signs of Safety Approach and this focus on learning and strength will form the basis of your social work practice.
Through a carefully selected caseload, you will gain experience in all areas of statutory children and families work and benefit from an exceptional training programme that offers coaching and reflection to bring your learning alive. You'll also have group and individual supervision and access to ASYE Support Group.
We want you to start your career in Northumberland in the most positive way and stay with us to make a real difference to practice.
You will also receive a nationally recognised certificate on successful completion of your ASYE.

If you would like to further information please leave your contact details at childrenssocialcarejobs@northumberland.gov.uk and we will support you with any queries you may have.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email Rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

This position closes on 30th November at midnight

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