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Newly Qualified Social Workers

Salary details: £26,999 - £29,636

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Ref: FAM 1470

Kirklees Council

Children and Families

Child Protection and Family Support

Place of Work: Across Kirklees

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 30 September 2019

Provisional Interview Date:

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We’re Kirklees – Come and Join our team

We’re on an ambitious journey and looking for passionate and committed social workers to join our teams which are already transforming our children and young people services.

Our last Ofsted monitoring visit in December 2018 highlighted the progress stating “the local authority has made significant progress in improving its initial response to children and young people who need help and protection. Improvement is gathering pace and there is now increasing focus on quality as well as ensuring that statutory compliance is met.”  We are not complacent and continue our hard work on our improvement plan to ensure that we offer the best service to children and families in Kirklees.

Our progress so far is clear;

  • Our partnership with Leeds City Council, a national Partner in Practice, is flourishing and has added strength and stability to the way we work.
  • The social work teams are now close to full complement and all leadership and management posts are filled with permanent staff.
  • Investment in Advanced Practitioners is providing more support for social workers and more focus on developing practice.
  • Working in locality teams and building effective relationships with partners.
  • A remuneration package which reflects the challenges of the role.

Are you looking for the first step in your Social Work career?  We welcome applications from committed and enthusiastic newly qualified social workers within their ASYE and final year students due to qualify in 2019.

Our Offer to You

At Kirklees we recognise the importance of and are truly committed to the ASYE.  We know how important the ASYE is to practitioners and we want to support you with the transition into practice; our commitment is to build up throughout the year to a protected caseload supported through regular reflective supervision. We recognise the benefits of peer support so as well as the support of your manager and colleagues you’ll have dedicated support from Advanced Practitioners. We’re committed to making sure you get the best broad experience in your first year to build strong foundations for your career in Kirklees. We have a bespoke learning and development offer at all levels of social work allowing you access to professional development opportunities enabling you to develop and progress your career; we have seen many newly qualified social workers join us after a placement in Kirklees.  We are pleased that our Social Workers are choosing to make their career in Kirklees.

We are pioneering a Restorative Practice approach to social work which involves innovation and locality working with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach. We will ensure that you have high-quality professional development and receive high standards of induction, supervision and management.

For more information or to have an informal discussion please call 01484 221000 and ask for Charlotte Jackson.

In order to be considered for these jobs please complete the on line application form which includes a shortlisting questionnaire. CV’s will not be accepted. 



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