Social Workers

Norfolk County Council
North Walsham
£25,000 - £29,999
15 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Workers (Level 1) NQSW/NIPE/SW returners 221 CHHE

North Norfolk and Great Yarmouth

£29,055 - £30,756 per annum (Scale I)

37 hours per week

Permanent contract (pending successful completion of ASYE)

Closing date: 30 September 2018

Interviews week commencing 15 October 2018

Norfolk Children’s Services are recruiting into our highly successful Norfolk Institute for Practice Excellence (NIPE) academy for their Assisted Year in Employment (ASYE) to commence in January 2019.

We’ve made some exciting changes to the way in which we will support you through your ASYE in Norfolk. You will be placed from the beginning of your ASYE journey in a fieldwork team in one of these two localities. Each locality will have a dedicated Practice Consultant whose role will be to act as your Assessor and to support you throughout the year.

You will receive a training calendar for the year and will be given the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the Norfolk Social Care Academy and our partnership with the UEA in increasing your knowledge and skills. You will also benefit from protected development time throughout the whole of your ASYE.

In addition to being a member of the NIPE you will also be an active member of the fieldwork team that you are placed in. You will have a protected caseload and will receive regular supportive and reflective supervision on both an individual and group supervision basis.

We are proud of our social workers and we are proud of our commitment to supporting newly qualified social workers through their first year. We have a proven track record of investment in newly qualified workers and are determined to help you to become the best social worker that you can be. We will expect a lot from you but in return you can also expect a lot from us.

If you want to work hard and to provide children and families with a first-class service, and if you want your ASYE to be stimulating and challenging and want to feel that you are taking the first steps of your professional social work career in an environment that values you and the contribution that you can make, and if you want to be well supported as a newly qualified social worker, then Norfolk’s innovative Institute for Practice Excellence may be just what you are looking for.

We also welcome applications from individuals who are considering a return to professional social work. If you have previously worked in statutory work and have taken a career break, or if you qualified some time ago but chose a different path and now wish to be considered for statutory work, please consider the NIPE.

You will receive a bespoke package of support that we will work out with you based on your experience, but which will include the same level of support and training as our newly qualified social workers. We want your return to local authority social work to be successful and we want to make best use of the skills that you already have. We are therefore dedicated to enabling you to grow in confidence in a statutory setting and are keen to benefit from all that you can bring to the social work role.

For an informal discussion regarding our ASYE programme please contact Peter Hurst, NIPE Team Manager on 01553 614881.

For further details and to apply online, please click the 'apply' button.

Please quote job reference: 221 CHHE