SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
DUDLEY CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE
As one of our social workers you will:
NEWLY QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER PROGRAMME
As a newly qualified social worker you will:
STEP UP TO SOCIAL WORK 2020 PROGRAMME
Step Up to Social Work is an intensive, 14-month, full-time government-backed and funded programme for trainee social workers.
Trainees will work in a local authority, gaining hands-on practitioner experience and academic learning.
Successful trainees will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in social work once they complete the programme, allowing them to register and practise as a social worker.
Trainees will receive a bursary of £19,833 for the duration of the course.
This may be subject to change.
Apply here for Step Up to Social Work (you will be directed to WM jobs, please be aware Stoke City Council is the managing authority)
Applicants must have one of the following in any discipline except social work from a UK higher education institution (or an approved overseas equivalent):
• a minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification, for example, a degree with honours or a graduate certificate
• a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above), for example, a Master’s degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Applicants must also:
• have GCSEs in English or English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or approved equivalent)
• have experience of voluntary or paid work with children, young people or families
• live in England
You can find out more about what qualification levels mean and the approved equivalents.
Applicants will need to provide evidence of their qualifications with their application.
Your application will not be considered if you do not meet all of the eligibility criteria, or if you cannot provide evidence of your qualifications.
• have the emotional resilience to become an effective social worker
• understand social work theory and research
• be aware of the risk indicators of different forms of harm to children
• demonstrate intuition and logic in decision-making
• show the ability to record accurate child and family assessments
• have an understanding of the knowledge and skills statements for child and family social workers - which all applicants will be assessed against
• familiarise themselves with the Professional Capabilities Framework for social workers (entry level)
Step Up to Social Work trainees and other student social workers must complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before being accepted onto the programme.
In Dudley the Step Up to Social Work is being delivered by the West Midlands Regional Partnership and University of Birmingham.
Consistent with the Munro principles, the purpose of this role is to ensure high quality and effective social work practice across Dudley borough: