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Job Title Social Worker ASYE
Job reference SOEST8
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 01 10
Pay From: £30,151 To: £38,296
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 28 November 2022
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Job Description
We are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire. St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce. St Helens Borough Council is on a mission to be a leading Council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.

We are recruiting across our Children’s Social Care Services, including Duty, SW Assessment and Children We Look After

St Helens Offers to ASYEs
 Regular supervision from their Team Manager/Assessor;
 Weekly for the first 6 weeks, fortnightly up to six months, monthly thereafter;
 A wellbeing plan to review and support their emotional wellbeing through their first year in practice.
 Additional reflective supervision and help to identify evidence for the portfolio from their Mentor;
 Opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, and provision of 10% protected time for training and development over the year;
 Reduced caseload of 10%, with no sole responsibility for complex cases and court work; mentoring support including opportunities to shadow and co-work with a more experienced social worker.
 A learning and development session per month focused on Learning and Development.
 These will be led by the Advanced Practitioners within the improvement team. An ASYE support session per month with the ASYE Coordinator

Working as part of Children’s Social Care at St Helen Borough Council means you will enjoy a wide range of competitive salary and benefits, flexible working, and continuous development at all career stages. We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.

Making a difference at St Helens as a Social Worker.

Joining us as a Social Worker means you will provide expertise commensurate with your role, experience and grade acting as invaluable resource to the team and department working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment. If you are a social worker who really likes to make a difference, is keen to develop and is keen to take on the challenge then, you can read our full job description and person specification criteria documents for full information along with application submission information.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not see what our colleagues have to say and to discover our full range of in work benefits. We understand that you may have some questions so if you would like to explore any aspect of this role before applying you are welcome to discuss this with us by submitting an expression of interest request to and a member of the Assessment team will be in touch to discuss any questions you might have.

This is a hybrid position with some home working, however the post will require you to be based at our offices in St Helens and be able to attend the St Helens area regularly as part of your work.

Thank you for your interest in working for us at Children’s Services St Helens Borough Council and we look forward to receiving your application.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its clients and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.
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Job Application Packs
Social Worker Application Form Disclosure.pdf
Social Worker Job Description.pdf
Social Worker Person Specification.pdf
Social Worker Applicant Letter.pdf
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