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The Foundry 4 Central Park Larbert, FK5 4RU
£43,252 - £46,802 per year pro rata
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22.2 hours per week
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Job Description

Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) Practice Learning Co-ordinator

In Falkirk we are proud and passionate about the work we do.

We are proud to have a workforce with values that promote human rights, social justice, and professional integrity. We recognise the importance of diversity within our organisation that reflects the communities we serve. 

We are looking for a qualified registered Social Worker who can lead on preparation for the mandatory NQSW Supported Year commencing in Autumn 2024.  You need to bring skills and knowledge to build the foundations for successful implementation. This includes the development of quality assurance measures to ensure there is a shared understanding and consistency of approach in relation to induction and first year pathway for Newly Qualified Social Workers working across services.

You will collaborate with our Assistant Team Managers and Advanced Practitioners and will work alongside our Practice Learning Assessor-Coordinators who lead on student Practice Education.

You will have a leadership role in coordinating and supporting the facilitation of the Newly Qualified Social Workers support group and work in partnership with services to meet the standards of the NQSW Supported first year.

You must hold a degree/diploma or equivalent qualification in Social Work, and you must also be registered or in the process of registering with the Scottish Social Services Council. These posts are exempt under Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended).

Why you should consider Falkirk as the next step in your Social Work career.

We have a dynamic and forward-thinking workforce, who are committed to making a positive difference for people accessing services and living in our communities. Trauma informed, relationships and strengths based social work sits at the heart of our practice.

We promote a workforce culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work. This supports our mission to be recognised as a learning organisation promoting openness, creativity, and experimentation across the workforce.

We work hard to develop our staff and expose them to a wide range of opportunities. We encourage our workforce to acquire and share knowledge, information, and resources. We nurture innovation, including service co-design that’s shaped by lived experiences and we provide freedom to try new things, to risk failure and to learn from both mistakes and promising and good practice.

When it comes to taking care of our employees, we are proud to offer:

  • Supportive team structure
  • Time for reflective supervision
  • A culture where your voice matters and opportunities are available to shape how we work together as a team, service and across the Council and partnerships.
  • Bespoke training and a range of career development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave and mobile /flexible working supporting work life balance.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Local Government pension scheme and employee benefits and rewards scheme

You will work 22.2 hours per week.

If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Christine Brown, Training Manager (Children & Families) via email to arrange this – or,

Evelyn Kennedy, Service Manager-Workforce Development –

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