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Our social worker jobs


We have a variety of social worker roles within our teams, working with children, young people, and families, and making a real difference.

You can view all of our jobs on the North East Jobs site.

Featured jobs

Newly Qualified Social Worker

Are you now, or will you soon be, a Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) looking for the right place to start your social work career in Children's Services? 

Completing your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) within our Social Work Academy will ensure that you get the right support to develop your skills, knowledge and professional confidence further, and will give you a strong base for your career. 

As a NQSW completing your ASYE with us, you will have a permanent contract and be based in a social work team, where you will have the opportunity to undertake meaningful social work with the support of your Team Manager, Social Work Consultant, Enhanced Practitioner and team members. You will have a dedicated Practice Lead who will support you throughout your ASYE, providing regular reflective supervision, peer support from other NQSW's and meaningful development opportunities, you will have opportunities to network with other NQSWs and ongoing support to produce your portfolio in line with the requirements of Skills for Care. Your Practice Lead will work alongside your Team Manager and Enhanced Practitioner to ensure that your caseload is protected, and that you have protected time for development and learning.

A £2,000 lump sum welcome payment is paid to NQSWs joining our teams. 

  • When available, our Newly Qualified Social Worker vacancies will be advertised on the North East Jobs site.

Social Worker (Families First)

This is a rewarding and varied role working with children and families in need of help and protection. Using our signs of safety practice model in a strengths-based, relational, trauma aware way, you till work alongside families to build safety plans and networks with the child's voice at the centre of all that you do. You will work within child in need, section 47, child protection, some private law and public law supporting children to remain within their families safely and to thrive. This role is all about relationships, communication, engagement and helping families manage risk. No two days are the same in Families First!

A £2,500 lump sum recruitment and retention allowance (reviewed annually) is paid to social workers post-ASYE in Families First Teams.

Train to be a social worker with Frontline

This is a great opportunity for graduates who would like to train to be a child and family social worker. 

On the programme Frontline cover all the costs of your training, including your master's degree and you will receive a tax-exempt bursary of £18,000. You will have a high level of support throughout the programme. If you are supported by Durham you will move into a permanent Newly Qualified Social Worker role starting at £33,024 plus £2,000 welcome payment on successful completion of the programme.

Recruiting now

Explore our current vacancies on the North East Jobs site.

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