Newly Qualified Social Worker - Children's Services
Hillingdon is London's second largest borough, with fantastic transport links with the A40, M25, the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines all local to us, so you can travel to work with ease and boasting over 20 square miles of scenic countryside, consisting of canals, rivers, parks and woodland. We're also home to some of the world's most renowned brands such as Coca-Cola and United Biscuits.
With an ambitious strategy we pride ourselves on delivering services that improve the lives of all our residents, businesses and partners. Embarking on our journey of continuous improvement, we've set an agenda to ensure the provision of; safer communities, a thriving local economy, a greener more sustainable environment, whilst increasing our digital capabilities throughout the Borough.
Putting our residents first is at the heart of everything we do! We want to attract talented individuals like yourself who share our aspirations for the borough, and can support us to deliver exceptional services for Hillingdon.
What does a Newly Qualified Social Worker do at Hillingdon?
Social Workers protect some of Society's most vulnerable. From helping a family in crisis to supporting a child in care experiencing mental health problems, social work is a varied, challenging, often emotional and very rewarding career.
We want to make it as simple as possible for those committed to a career in helping others to gain the training, qualification and experience needed to be an outstanding Social Worker. Here at Hillingdon Council, you will be supported every step of the way.
As a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) in Children's services in Hillingdon, you will have a recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.
On appointment you will be registered on the 'Assessed & Supported Year in Employment' (ASYE) programme, giving you access to a range of support and development opportunities in your first year of practice.
Along with regular feedback and supervision from your assessor and manager, you will have access to protected development time to reflect on your progress against the PCF and PQS (KSS). Your ASYE Professional Development Plan will tailor your progressive development to make best use of the support programme available to you including a reduced case load.
You will have opportunities to feedback on your experience, share in case discussions with other NQSWs and meet regularly with the Principle Social Worker. This will enable you to not only become the best practitioner you can be by the end of your ASYE, but to map out a career pathway for yourself in Hillingdon.
What we offer
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.