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Newly Qualified Social Worker

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It is an exciting time to join Northumberland County Council Adult Social Care (ASC) as we continue recruitment of Newly Qualified Social Workers into our NORTHUMBERLAND ADULT SOCIAL WORK ACADEMY. 

We would like to offer you an opportunity to complete your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) with us as part of this innovative and bespoke Academy which commences in September 2024. These positions will be based countywide across Northumberland.

Come and join us and we’ll provide an excellent framework of support!

Working full time, you will partake in a programme specifically selected to develop your skills, competencies and confidence. Throughout this, you will be supported by very experienced managers/ ASYE Assessors  to apply your social work values to a carefully selected caseload.

  •  We will help you develop your knowledge and skills within a nurturing environment, resulting in the development of you as a confident, caring social worker with a robust value base.
  • We will help you develop your knowledge base of the various legislative frameworks concerning ASC, such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.
  • You will be given reflective supervision on a regular basis in order to support your application of theory to practice.
  • You will partake in training, group supervision and mentoring.

Depending on successful numbers, there may also be short term job opportunities within Northumberland ASC in non-social worker roles to bridge the gap between ending University and gaining your qualification/registration

Northumberland County Council are extremely proud of our employees, who are passionate and committed to improving outcomes for our service users.

The benefits of choosing Northumberland:

  • We want you to start your career in beautiful Northumberland in the most positive way and stay with us. Although you will take on challenging yet rewarding work, you will be supported by high quality supervision from experienced managers who also understand the particular needs of ASYE
  • We are passionate about maximising the independence, rights and autonomy of vulnerable adults. We care enough to want to make a difference - every day.

In addition, we offer:

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Commitment to Career Progression
  • Employee assistance programmes offering free confidential advice on a wide range of issues
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Free Parking
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

If you would like further information please let us know via email on , by leaving your contact details and we will get back to you.


Further information:

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Alternative application format: 
British Sign Language:   
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: 
Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notification.


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