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Trainee Social Worker

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Suffolk County Council
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18 March 2019 01:00 PM
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Bursary of £19,833 provided for the duration of the course.

14 month, full time programme for trainee social workers.

This is your opportunity to undertake the Step Up to Social Work programme; which has a proven track record, seeing over 80% of graduates being successfully recruited into social work jobs at the end of the course.

During this programme you will study through academic learning and work in a local authority, gaining hands-on practitioner experience.

Completing your studies will see you be awarded a postgraduate diploma in social work, allowing you to register with and practise as a social worker.

To undertake this course, you should:

  • have the emotional resilience to become an effective social worker
  • understand social work theory and research
  • be aware of the risk indicators of different forms of harm to children
  • demonstrate intuition and logic in decision-making
  • show the ability to record accurate child and family assessments
  • have an understanding of the knowledge and skills statements
  • familiarise yourself with the Professional Capabilities Framework.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out before being accepted onto the programme.

You must have:

  • a minimum 2:1 degree qualification (level 6) or
  • a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above).
  • have GCSEs in English or English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or approved equivalent)
  • have experience of voluntary or paid work with children, young people or families
  • live in England.

You will be expected to complete a minimum of 170 placement days of social work experience in local authorities.

All programmes must meet the regulators' approval. The regulators are the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

You can find out more information about a career as a social worker by viewing Anglia Ruskin’s site: www.anglia.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/professional-social-work-practice

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