Somerset County Council are recruiting for a Newly Qualified Social Worker.
Join us and be part of our enhanced Assessed and Supported Year In Employment (ASYE) programme. We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to more graduating students than ever before.
We are an organisation who are proud to say that we really do ‘grow our own’, and we are good at it. The ASYE scheme is not only about our Social Workers, but it is also an integral part of Somerset’s commitment to succession planning. We need Social Workers to be located throughout Somerset in Shepton Mallet, Bridgwater, Yeovil and Taunton.
You will begin your career with us straight in at a Grade 10 and a starting salary of £30,451. From day 1 you will be able to take advantage of the benefits of being an employed member of Somerset County Council staff, including staff discounts and a great pension. If you are relocating to Somerset in order to take up a position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker you may be eligible for a relocation allowance.
You will be expected to attend an interview; for further information on this you can contact the Consultant Social Workers (CSW) leading the programme for a pre-discussion. Their details are below.
We are an approachable organisation which wants our NQSWs to thrive in the ASYE programme and then stay with us. This is a great opportunity for your career but also an important factor in providing the right support for vulnerable children and families in our county. The enhanced programme is Somerset’s next step to achieving a permanent quality work force. Part time hours may be considered for the right candidate.
We want our NQSWs to have high aspirations and a willingness to learn and develop. You will be supported by your allocated Consultant Social Worker (CSW), your Team Manager and your team to achieve your potential. Opportunities for a varied but protected caseload will be offered enabling you to complete the ASYE. You are required to complete a portfolio which is assessed against the DfE Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS); study time is provided allowing time to undertake research, to reflect and to complete portfolio paperwork.
Once you have completed your ASYE, the support does not stop there as you will have access to mentor support for your second year along with high quality, mindful supervision. A valid UK driving licence is required, as you will need to travel to different locations in order to undertake the duties of the role.
The interview date will be 26th January 2021, please keep this date free if you are applying. Due to COVID-19 all interviews will be taking place virtually, for example over MS Teams.