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Job Title Social Worker - Early Help
Job reference SEWA43
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 26-32
Pay From: £30,984 To: £36,371 Per annum
Hours 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date 04 July 2022
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Job Description
Social Worker/Senior Social Worker (MASH) , Early Help

Located in the heart of the North West 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 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.

Working within Children’s Services at St Helens 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 to the Council. We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.

The difference you will make in the role of Early Help Social Worker

The Early Help Social Worker is an integral part of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The role of the Early Help Social Worker is to screen contacts that have not met threshold for Children's Social Care, assess support needs and recommend a plan of support where needed.

The aim is to make the right decision for families at the right time, to help families access the right services and support children and young people achieve positive outcomes

Who should Apply?

We are looking for a committed Social Worker who has experience of working in a Multi-Agency Safeguarding team or transferrable skills, who is able to assess the needs of children and their families and liaise with partner agencies to gather a full picture of a child’s lived experiences in a timely manner. To be confident and consistent in their decision making, and ability to apply appropriate threshold and analyse level and risk of impact. A qualification in social work is needed and a Social Work England Registration.

If you are the kind of person who really likes to make a difference and are keen to take on the challenge them, please read our full job description and person specification documents which are included with this vacancy listing for full and further information. We understand that you may have some questions before applying so please feel free to submit an expression of interest to socialcarerecruitment@sthelens.gov.uk


Please note successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration for this post.

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.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role or application before applying your welcome to discuss this with us by contacting Andrea Holker for an informal chat on 01744 671788

Thank you for your interest in working for Children’s Services at St Helens Council and we look forward to receiving your application.
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Person Specification.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Disclosure Application Form.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
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