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Social Worker

Have you visited the vast countryside and towns of Northumberland? Why not take a look and see what it would look like working in such a beautiful County. 

Do you want to join Northumberland County Council as a Social Worker? There are posts currently available within Central Locality Team, providing Statutory Social Work Service around the areas of East Northumberland, offering a variety of experiences and opportunities to the role. 

Using the Signs of Safety model, Northumberland is a family and child focused Authority, with strong and effective management and leadership (Ofsted reported!). Known for being supportive of staff and with a strong ethos for flexibility, working in Northumberland Children's Services is like having a second family (so say our staff). 

You will carry a mixed caseload of children in a variety of circumstances (CIN/CP/LAC) and provide direct social work intervention to (children, young people and their families) in the community. We are looking for social workers with a passion for safeguarding children 

What will Northumberland offer you? 
  • Essential Car User allowance 
  • A competitive salary of up to £41,418 (dependent on experience) 
  • A commitment to flexible working and flexibility around family and caring commitments 
  • A generous Pension scheme 
  • A generous annual leave package of 26 days increasing to 31 after 5 years' service
  • Flexi system available to take up to 18 additional days leave per year 
  • Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme 
  • Access to a wide range or staffing networks and advanced emotional wellbeing support 
  • Hybrid working 
  • Access to car lease scheme following the probation period 
  • Free parking at council offices 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  

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.

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