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Recruitment information for candidates

Information for specific posts

Social Workers

All newly qualified Social Workers will be required to undertake and satisfactorily complete the Assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) upon joining NCC.

NCC will require proof of your Social Work England registration before you can be offered a role that requires you to practice as a Social Worker. The professional title of Social Worker is protected, which means that it is a criminal offence to call yourself or portray yourself as a Social Worker unless you are registered.

Norfolk County Council’s Social Work Philosophy, written by Social Workers, sets out the core principles of our practice and demonstrates our commitment to these principles within the service. If you require a copy of our Social Work philosophy please contact jobs@norfolk.gov.uk.

Occupational Therapists

For Level 1 Occupational Therapists progression to scale J is dependent on satisfying the criteria for progression to Level 2 subject to achieving a minimum of 12 months post qualifying work involving case responsibility appropriate for a Level 1 Occupational Therapist.

There is a framework for OT progression which will be outlined at interview.

NCC will require proof of your Health and Care Professions Council registration before you can be offered a role that requires you to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

Approved Mental Health Practitioner payments

Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs) will be paid an additional annual allowance, that incorporates payments for standby. This payment requires a commitment for all AMHPs, whether full time or part time, to do at least 30 sessions per year and at least one standby session per month.

Requirement for a Warner interview/safer care interview

If the post you are applying for involves direct work with children/young people and/or vulnerable adults, you will need to attend a Warner or safer care interview in line with the recommendations of the Choosing with Care, Warner Report of 1992. The purpose of the interview is to ensure suitability of individuals working with vulnerable groups.

This will be separate from the formal interview, be an informal, personal interview undertaken by two interviewers. You will be expected to share personal aspects about your background and the panel will ask questions about your attitude, behaviour and responses to situations as these can impact on your suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

The questions will relate to your inspiration for working with vulnerable groups, your ability to build relationships and your resilience when working with such groups and may also explore your attitude to the use of authority.

If you feel you would find these questions about yourself difficult to respond to then you may wish to reflect upon your suitability for the post.

Additional questions for roles working with children, young people or vulnerable adults to be explored at interview

If the position you are applying for involves working either with children and young people or vulnerable adults Warner or Safer care motivational type questions may be asked during the interview process. These are asked to establish your suitability to work with vulnerable groups by understanding your attitude, behaviour and responses to situations.

The questions will relate to your inspiration for working with vulnerable groups, your ability to build relationships and your resilience when working with such groups and may also explore your attitude to the use of authority.

If you feel you would find these questions about yourself difficult to respond to then you may wish to reflect upon your suitability for the post.

Teaching posts – Prohibition check

Anyone who is appointed to carry out teaching work will require a check to ensure they are not subject to a prohibition order and therefore prohibited from teaching.

This service will also identify any existing prohibitions and sanctions made by the General Teaching Council (GTCE) before its abolition in March 2012.

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