Newly Qualified Social Worker – Adults Service

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: £29,948 per annum / pro rata
Location: Medway wide
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 10/05/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: AD001AL.

Medway Council are recruiting  newly  qualified  social workers  to  join  Adult   Services  in October  2019. The successful candidates will join one of our generic locality based teams or our Integrated Discharge team based at Medway maritime Hospital.

The ASYE programme is designed to assist NQSWs develop their skills, knowledge and capability strengthening their professional confidence.  It provides them with access to regular and focused support and supervision. The programme provides a structured framework during which the NQSW works towards achieving the required level of professional competency outlined in the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and Knowledge and Skills statements.

During the supported year Medway Council is committed to providing NQSWs with high quality guidance and development opportunities.   Medway acknowledges that social work is both   a rewarding and challenging profession, we are committed to providing the level of support to enable our NQSWs to develop into competent and confident practitioners.

Essential qualifications/experience-

  • HCPC Registration
  • Current enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Ability to travel throughout Medway
  • A recognised professional Social Work Qualification gained within the last 2 years.
  • Relevant experience through final placement within a statutory Adult Services Team or prior experience of working in social care.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Stephanie Bryant on 01634 337694.i

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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