Trainee Social Worker – Graduate – The Frontline Organisation Careers – Hartlepool

The Frontline Organisation Careers

This is the work that makes a difference Frontline is a charity with a mission to make social work better for children, helping keep them safe and giving them a chance to fulfil their potential. By completing our Frontline programme youll become a social worker who helps create positive, sustainable change for children and families. Youll help protect children living in the toughest circumstances and families struggling with a range of pressures such as mental ill-health, domestic abuse or poverty. Youll intervene at moments of crisis and need within families, giving them the support and commitment they deserve, and use your skills to help change the course of their lives. * Earn as you learn with a salary of up to £34,000 in year two. * Qualify as a social worker and complete a fully funded master’s degree. * Get high-quality training and supervision from experienced social workers, academics, and coaches in a rich, supportive environment. * Become part of the Frontline Fellowship and receive ongoing support and training throughout your career. Your journey on the Frontline programme The Frontline programme offers two years of intensive, paid training and a fully-funded masters degree with Lancaster University to develop the skills youll need for the role. Youll qualify as a social worker employed in your local authority and become an agent of change, improving peoples lives and the social work profession through excellent practice, leadership and innovation. Your training starts at our summer institute, five weeks of immersive teaching that takes place online and in-person. Youll join a cohort of around 450 other trainees and begin to learn how to bring about positive change in peoples behaviour from leading academics in social work. After the summer institute youll start learning the theory over 21 taught study days, and applying it with 200 days of practice-based learning. Youll work in a team of four with an experienced child protection social worker overseeing your work with families and supported by a tutor. Youll also undertake a contrasting learning experience in an adult social care setting while working towards the first 120 credits of your Masters degree. Upon passing your first year you’ll be a newly-qualified social worker and will register with the professional regulator, Social Work England. In your second year, youll be employed in childrens services by your local authority and supported to hold your own caseload. Youll continue working towards your Masters degree through a combination of lectures and workshops delivered over eight dedicated learning days and work with a peer group to continuously develop your skills. Alongside this youll conduct research into your practice, supported by a dissertation supervisor, and be offered one-to-one coaching to help you hone your leadership skills. At the end of your second year youll have completed your Masters degree. This is the work that changes society Social workers who become qualified through our Frontline programme are highly equipped with the skills needed to work effectively with families in crisis and to create positive, sustainable change in their lives.Youll join a growing community of like-minded social workers who work hard to bring about wider social change through their influence on the UK social work system and offer you support in your continuous development. Becoming a social worker through the Frontline programme offers a rewarding learning experience and a career where youll put children first, protecting them from harm and changing the course of their lives. This is the work that makes a difference. This is social work. Who were looking for We are looking for passionate and motivated individuals who share our vision and mission. You will be committed to working with children and families, collaborating with other professionals and leading with sound judgment. We want people who can bring different perspectives and experiences to the programme and are committed to advocating for the diverse communities that social workers serve. You will also meet the following criteria: * 2.1 or higher in an undergraduate honours degree (predicted or obtained)or2.2 in an undergraduate honours degree (predicted or obtained) plus a level 7 (e.g. masters degree) qualificationor2.2 in an undergraduate honours degree (predicted or obtained) plus one years experience working directly with children and families * Grade C or above in GCSE English Language (or equivalent qualification) * Grade C or above in GCSE Maths (or equivalent qualification) * Be eligible to reside and study in the UK for the duration of the programme (and have access to public funds) * Be resident in England * Not be a qualified social worker Other information Applications for our 2023 cohort have now reopened as we still have places remaining for those wishing to start the Frontline programme in July 2023. We will close locations on a weekly basis as they fill up so we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to.

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