Social Work students: Are you about to finish your final placement?
We are recruiting New Qualified Social Workers, with a chance to start your employment with us before you qualify, and if it suits you, as soon as you finish your placement*
Brighton and Hove, as a Teaching Partnership authority, is committed to excellence in social work education and practice development. We’ve invested in people and in systems to help you thrive as a social worker. We offer comprehensive continuing professional development opportunities, including your ASYE, the chance to train as a practice educator, an Approved Mental Health Practitioner and DoLS Best Interests assessor, depending on your aspirations.
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Brighton is a challenging and rewarding place to work, our demographic is unique and you’ll need to show that you have experience of working with diverse and complex situations and multi-disciplinary contexts. You will need to have had some experience of completing assessments under the Care Act. You’ll need to show us that you know how to work with Section 42 of that Act, and that you have had experience of working with people protected by the DoLS and/or the wider provisions of the Mental Capacity Act.
We also want you to be conversant about the pressures Adult Social Care is facing and might be facing in the future and we’ll want you to be able to articulate how you will work creatively to ensure that our customers can live independent and fulfilled lives. We need you to be motivated, organised and hard working with good IT skills.
If this sounds like you then we have opportunities across our Adult Social Care services. Opportunities may be in mental health services, older people and physical health services or hospital teams.
Here is what this year’s NQSW’s say about working at BHCC
‘ I’ve found the BHCC ASYE programme to be an excellent start to my social work career. The cohort of ASYEs are an asset to the programme as it is comforting to have a group of people who are sharing the same experience.’
‘I was extremely surprised by the professional freedom I am given to practice how I want and I have been encouraged by everyone to try new things and be creative. Management have supported me and facilitated this and are always keen to give feedback.’
‘I like how Brighton and Hove is a small local authority so you get to know colleagues in other teams but they are still forward thinking in many ways.’
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
- A competitive salary
- Career average pension scheme
- generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
- an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
- staff discounts
- a range of other staff benefits
Find out more about Living in Brighton & Hove on our website.
For an informal conversation please contact Anna Bouch, Professional Education Consultant on 01273 294497, Anna.Bouch@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Closing date: 31 March 2019.
Interviews: week beginning 15th April 2019.
*We can employ you straight after placement in a post that doesn’t need a qualification. This will be a 3 month temporary contract initially, pending you passing your social work qualification at which point you will transfer onto a Social Worker permanent contract (subject to performance).
If this applies to you please still address the criteria on the attached NQSW person specification- just make it clear when you’ll be qualifying.
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.