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Consultant Social Worker - Frontline

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2620
  • Published: Tue 09/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Greater London

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Consultant Social Worker - Frontline


1 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT, Starting July 2023

£53,867 - £56,903 (includes £5k market supplement)

CLOSING DATE: 28/05/2023 at 23:59

Frontline Consultant Social Worker Job Pack

What is Frontline?

Frontline is an intensive social work qualifying programme which offers people the opportunity to train on the job as child protection social workers. Participants on the programme work in units of four, which are managed by a Consultant Social Worker.

Frontline Consultant Social Worker Job Pack

What is a Consultant Social Worker?

Consultant Social Workers (CSWs) are vital to the Frontline model. Each CSW is responsible for four participants who are undertaking their Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. CSWs work with participants using a unit model approach – a systemic practice model for working with families, with cases managed through weekly unit meetings. These meetings provide a dynamic learning environment and a reflective space to think systemically about the cases in your unit. The role offers those who wish to remain in practice the opportunity to do so alongside the chance to take on supervisory and management responsibility for a small team. For more information about what a day in the life of a CSW looks like, take a look at our website here.

What will I get from being a CSW?

  • An exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to remain in practice whilst also taking on a management and teaching role
  • Access to a high quality systemic training course with the opportunity to complete PEPS 1 and 2
  • Access to 1:1 coaching and mentoring from a Practice Tutor
  • Be part of a national network of CSWs contributing to innovations in practice and broader social work reforms
  • After completing one year in the role you will become part of the Frontline Fellowship

How to apply

1. Carefully read the Frontline Consultant Social Worker Job Pack 

You may find the application and recruitment process for the CSW role is different to previous social work roles you have applied for. Please do not let that deter you from applying for the role.

2. Apply for the role by completing the FRONTLINE APPLICATION FORM

Please do not apply through this recruitment portal / the LB Newham website. You must apply through Frontline.

We will only be able to accept application from those who have followed the above instructions.

For more information please contact Clare Popham, Practice Development Social Woker:

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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