Wakefield Children’s Services are looking for both newly qualified ASYE’s and experienced social workers to join our incredible locality and integrated front door teams. Do you want to work for an authority which offers stability, manageable workloads and strong team spirit, if so, this is the role for you. Wakefield Children’s Services have been rated by Ofsted as GOOD with outstanding leadership (Nov, 2021). Wakefield place children and their families at the centre of practice and continually focus on making Wakefield a fantastic place to live and work.

Details
Posted
Application deadline 17th July 2022
Job reference 233411
Job location Wakefield
Hours per-week 37.00
Salary £Starting Salary G8 - £29,174.00 per annum, with progression up to the top of G9 £35,336.00

What can we offer you?

  • Outstanding permanent and experienced leaders.
  • Retention payments up to at least 2023.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Manageable caseload (around 20 cases).
  • Flexible working.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent transport links to the motorways, M62, A1 and M1.
  • Cluster based working over small geographical areas.
  • Essential car user allowance.
  • 28 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

 

What Ofsted said about Wakefield children’s services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASYE’s will receive

  • Manageable caseload, capped at no more than 15 cases in your ASYE first year of employment.
  • Flexible working.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities through a bespoke Learning Academy.
  • A brilliant well regarded ASYE programme and a further established Second Year in Employment (SSYE) programme with protected time to attend ASYE academy days.
  • A dedicated ASYE Learning Academy lead within driving our outstanding offer to give you the best career start.

 

What are we asking from you?

  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • Experience of working with children and families as a qualified social worker.
  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.
  • Resilience, tenacity and passion.
  • To be able to identify what children and their families need to make positive changes.
  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.
  • To focus on your own development and that of the wider service.

 

Salary grade range

 

G8 £29, 174  – £31, 895

G9  £32,798 – £35,336

Full time and part time vacancies available.

 

More Information

For further information or a discussion please contact:

 

Louise Danks – Locality Service Manager – Locality- ldanks@wakefield.gov.uk or 07823 520956

Esther Beresford – Locality Service Manager eberesford@wakefield.gov.uk or 07920 360092

Jane Wood – Locality Service Manager – jewood@wakefield.gov.uk or 07920 331837

Tracey Yates – Integrated Front Door Service manager- tyates@wakefield.gov.uk  or 07342 092050

How to apply


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