Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
About the role
The London Borough of Hillingdon is looking for Newly Qualified Social Workers who have high aspirations for every child. We want Newly Qualified Social Workers who are hungry to invest their energy in becoming the best Social Worker that they can be, whilst giving every child the opportunity to thrive.
We offer a comprehensive ASYE programme which will support you through the first year of your social work career. The programme is delivered in collaboration with other West London boroughs and includes regular supervision, a protected caseload, a personal development plan and protected time for personal development.
We are dedicated to investing in training and learning for social workers at every stage of their career. There are many ways to develop both personally and professionally and with clear pathways for progression, you'll be given every encouragement to reach your potential.
We are looking for creative, innovative, curious, relationship-based Newly Qualified Social Workers who strive to be better and better for our children, every day.
Successful candidates must:
- have had at least one statutory children's placement
- have a social work qualification (or awaiting your ceremony)
- have qualified no more than two years ago
- be registered with Social Work England (or awaiting your registration)
What we offer
How will we help you develop as a Social Worker?
- As part of the West London Alliance and West London Teaching Partnership, Hillingdon has a PCF/KSS led training programme to provide all social workers with focused development opportunities.
- You will be surrounded by emotionally intelligent, dedicated social workers and leaders who model a "Children First" ethos. Every conversation you have will enhance your learning.
- You will own your personal development programme and be supported during your ASYE to evidence continuous growth and development.
- Your continuous development will be closely monitored and supported by the ASYE panel, including the Principal Social Worker, Learning and Development and Academia.
- You will have regular, reflective supervision and group supervision.
- You will be trained to use risk assessment tools and apply strength-based models of restorative practice to achieve best outcomes for children.
- You will have a protected caseload.
- You will be provided with equipment to assist mobile and flexible working.
- You will have the opportunity to develop, professionally and personally with a clear pathway for continuous development beyond ASYE.
- You will receive regular feedback from children and young people about your practice and how it impacts on their lives.