HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Start your social work career in an OUTSTANDING Children’s Services team and be part of one of the top performing local authorities in the country
Our Children’s Services are undergoing unprecedented growth and are recruiting ambitious and forward-thinking Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS). Our pioneering Scheme provides a two-year programme of support and learning, designed to ensure that you build the very best foundations in skills and confidence to equip you for the challenges of frontline social work.
You will join Hampshire with a cohort of other Graduate Trainees, initially undertaking an intensive 4-week induction period of high-quality training, before joining one of our district teams for a 5-month secondment. At six months you’ll move into your substantive post to complete your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
During your ASYE, you will be fully supported with regular supervision, a dedicated Practice Educator and a comprehensive programme of learning and development. In addition, your caseloads will remain low throughout the year, increasing in line with your skills and confidence. During the ASYE, we offer 12 structured development days, where you come back together as a cohort, and you also have an additional 12 days for self-directed learning. This could include shadowing opportunities, visits to multi- agency partners, research or portfolio days. The second year of GETS is a Continuous Reflective Practice year and provides further professional development opportunities and Practice Educator support. You will also be supported to complete the NAAS (National Accreditation Assessment System) at the end of your time on the GETS.
With a very competitive starting salary and great benefits, it’s an exciting time to join us. The Hampshire Approach, our strengths-based approach to delivery, is transforming the way we work with children and families, and as an Outstanding (Ofsted 2019) Children’s Service, we are revolutionising our processes to allow social workers greater flexibility in their work. Strong collaborative working relationships and a network of multi-agency hubs means that this is the ideal place to begin your social work journey.
How to apply:
Applications are open now with interviews and assessment days held on a rolling basis.
Training start dates are available in August, September and October 2020. You are welcome to apply whilst your social work qualifications are in progress. You will be able to state on your application when you may expect to receive your qualifications. If successful at interview you will be asked which cohort you would like to join.
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