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Newly Qualified Social Worker
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Newly Qualified Social Worker
Salary - £32,430 | Based in Kingston/ Twickenham/ Chessington | Permanent  | 36 hours  

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the Role
This is a great opportunity for a Newly Qualified Social Worker to join a lively, engaging and outward facing team.  Please note this vacancy is for Newly Qualified Social Workers who are looking to complete their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). 

We currently have Newly Qualified Social Worker vacancies available in the following teams:
  • Referral and Assessment Team, based in our 42 York Street, Twickenham offices
  • Referral and Assessment Team, based in our Guildahall 2, Kingston upon Thames offices
  • Safeguarding Team, based in our 42 York Street,  Twickenham offices
  • Children with Disabilities Team, based in our Moorlane Centre, Chessington offices
About AfC
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

About you
The ideal candidate will be able to:
  • demonstrate excellent customer care in a child and family environment
  • be passionate about making a positive difference the lives of children and young people. 
  • demonstrate their knowledge of gathering evidence through the use of direct tools to help determine to children and which will inform assessments.   
About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:
  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 
  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.
  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.
  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 
  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 
  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here.

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply
If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile and job pack

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the role profile.

When completing your application, please reference to your preferred position from the above list to help us with our slotting process. Please note we will try to accommodate as best as possible, however you may be offered a position that is not your preference. 

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Lauren Whitter, Recruitment Champion at for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from BAME backgrounds. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Closing date: 5th August 2020
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