Job details

  • Salary: Grade 7 (£31,346 - £34,728)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: On going
  • Reference: 900789

We are recruiting newly qualified and experienced social workers to join us. We have an exceptional ASYE offer in addition to a specific newly qualified social work training pathway. Our ASYE offer includes one to one support from a social work consultant, support from a line manager, study days, networking sessions, master classes provided by social work experts and a phased protected low caseload during the 12 month ASYE programme (building up gradually up to an average of 16).

We have positions in Fieldwork, Children with Disabilities and Children Looked after Teams. Previous newly qualified social workers have progressed into more senior posts and specialised in areas such as the Children’s Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Fieldwork Assessment Team (short and long term cases), Fostering and Adoption, Children Looked After, contextual safeguarding and Fieldwork.

See Lewis one of our social workers talk about his progression from ASYE to Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Here in Sheffield, our social workers are incredible people and we have an offer that makes a tough but highly rewarding job that little bit easier:- 

  • A genuinely supportive team 
  • Manageable caseloads that are closely monitored
  • Senior leaders who are child-focused with a strong commitment to invest in the workforce
  • Comprehensive training and development offer with plenty of opportunities for career progression
  • Flexible working options
  • Innovative practice resulting in better outcomes for children and young people
  • Sheffield is a great city – It is diverse with a wide range of cultural, social and outdoor activities, good schools and has excellent transport links. We’ll pay up to £7,494 towards relocation expenses.
  • Generous pension scheme and annual leave - see our benefits package

The benefits package really adds up – see how much they are worth with our benefits calculator tool

Sheffield is truly child centred at every level and we think it is a great place to work but don’t take just our word for it, we asked our Young People what they think is important in a Social Worker and they produced this poem called ‘My Social Worker’.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates are to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We welcome applications from those who left the children and families social work profession some time ago.  If you would like to return to social work, we will support you to regain your SWE registration and provide a comprehensive development package and progression route to Senior Social Worker. Please let us know on your personal statement.  

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