Team: Children's Services
Job Family: Supporting - CBG9
Salary: Package up to £29,737 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Base Location: Various locations across Central Bedfordshire
Closing date: 5th April 2020
Interview Date: 29th & 30th April 2020 -This will include a series of online/telephone assessments
More about the role:
Central Bedfordshire Council are excited to offer opportunities for Newly Qualified Social Workers within our Children’s Services department. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more and be happy and healthy. Our approach is to use systemic practice, motivational interviewing alongside parenting techniques as our methodology of best practice. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented social workers and we are looking for the finest social workers of the future to join our progressive teams, and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop and progress your career to find your greatness.
Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council were recognised as GOOD during their Ofsted inspection in July 2017 and awarded ‘employer of the year’ in November 2017.In addition social workers have received national awards for the outstanding practice, most recently in November 2019.
Newly qualified staff have protected caseloads and an individual training programme during their ASYE, as well as additional reflective supervision and the support of a mentor and independent assessor throughout your first year. We will give you plenty of support to help you develop your knowledge.
We’ll place you in a specific host service for the duration of your ASYE. Thereafter, you can elect to move to another service if the opportunity arises. All successful candidates will have a careers planning discussion as part of the ASYE support with a member of the ASYE and Student Team.
We are looking for people with a social work degree at 2:1 or above/expected, a PG Diploma in Social Work or a Masters, people with ideas and knowledge who can deliver imaginative ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
To support applicants in understanding Central Bedfordshire Council's Children’s Services ASYE programme, and for tips on CVs and interviewing techniques, a 2-hour workshop is to be held on the Wednesday 25th March between 5pm and 7pm in Room 15 at Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Beds SG18 5TQ. To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact: Tracie Collins, Head of Localities South on 0300 300 4156 or via email@example.com.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx