Newly Qualified Children’s Social Workers

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£35,745 & excellent benefits (Pay award pending)
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Workers (NQSWs) - Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services 

Children's Social Care, various locations

In the period between now and qualification coming through, Rotherham maybe able to offer you the opportunity to work as either a Family Support worker on a full-time basis or alternatively we can offer casual bank roles within our children’s residential homes. If you are interested, please contact us on:

Now is the time to come and work for Rotherham Council Children and Young Peoples Service. For more information about Rotherham Social Care jobs, please visit:

Key benefits for Newly Qualified Social Workers – why come and work for Rotherham? 

Dedicated support from Social Work Practice Consultants as part of your ASYE including minimum monthly consultations.

Monthly NQSW workshops for the cohort led by Practice Consultants and expert speakers, and fortnightly team workshops with Advanced Practitioners.

Low and protected caseloads for NQSWs – as of January 2024, the NQSWs in Locality have an average caseload of 14 children.

Strong management and regular reflective supervisions.

Excellent professional learning & development opportunities – guaranteed 15 days including ‘Signs of Safety’ and ‘Restorative Practice’ approaches.

Flexible and hybrid working opportunities.

After your ASYE, enjoy a social work career pathway with Level 2, Level 3 and Advanced Practitioner positions. 

Key developments for social work practice – our approach 

Strong and creative Early Help multi-agency offer commended by Ofsted.

Comprehensive support for families including Support for Change, our systemic therapeutic service, Engage, an intensive response service to family crises, and a complete Family Group Conferencing offer.

Investment in additional high quality therapeutic support for vulnerable children and young people.

LAC Council and Young Inspectors influencing and developing services.

Our whole service approach to recruitment, retention and well-being.


We will listen. We will act. We will do the right things for the right reasons. Will you?

We are excited to be able to recruit a new cohort of Newly Qualified Social Workers to our nationally recognised ASYE support programme.

Come and start your social work career with Children & Young People’s Service at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. We have strong and accessible leadership in place and a heartfelt pledge to provide a best practice centre of excellence. We are committed to cultivating a positive, performance-led culture underpinned by plenty of support at all levels. During a recent Ofsted focused visit we were praised for our staff morale and positive organisational culture, a strength already recognised in the ‘Good’ Ofsted report published January 2018.

We are committed to providing an outstanding service to the children and young people of Rotherham.  We regularly review our teams to make sure we have the right resources in place to reduce caseloads, streamline administration and maximise the benefits of our new state of the art IT systems.  This gives you more time to dedicate to building a rapport and developing relationships that matter.  You will be joining an organisation that is rewarding in every sense and most importantly, that will serve our community to the highest possible standards.

All our social worker positions are career graded as you progress. We will offer you support every step of the way, and our Practitioner’s Improvement Board provides a formal platform for you to share views and concerns with senior leaders and the service as a whole.  Feedback from the people we recruited last year tells us that they feel really supported, enjoy working in a friendly and professional environment and benefit from quality development and learning opportunities.

Closing date: 23rd June 2024

Interview (All Day): 2nd July 2024

If you have any questions regarding the roles, please contact one of the Service Managers:

Chris MacDonald, Service Manager Central Locality –

Stephen Hart, Service Manager North & South Locality –

Kim Wilson, Service Manager LAC and Leaving Care –

Joanne McCartan, Service Manager Duty –

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. For further information, please visit our website.

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2024 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

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