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Job Title Social Worker - Assessment Team
Job reference SSAE6
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 23-32
Pay From: £27,741 To: £35,745 Per Annum plus an additional £4,000 Recruitment & Retention Allowance
Hours 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date 30 November 2021
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Job Description
The Social Work Assessment Service is seeking full and part time newly qualified and experienced social workers, to join one of the 6 Social Work Teams, at this exciting time of development in St Helens. The Service supports children and families in respect of Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans and Children we Look after, including those in Care Proceedings. We are seeking social workers who have at least 1 year post qualifying experience and who have the skills in and passion for working with children and families, to make a difference.

We offer a structured programme of training and support.

The salary for this post is SCP 23-32 however consideration will be given to an additional £4,000 recruitment and retention allowance.

Working for Children & Young People Services

The service has embarked on a wide range of improvement work to improve outcomes for children and families.
You will work to help support the effective and timely delivery of appropriate intervention and support services to children and their families.

The successful applicant will:

- Be committed to continuous professional development and practice improvement
- Possess good analytical, assessment and planning skills
- Have the ability to engage children and families
- Have the ability to effectively engage other professionals

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

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.

In line with our new ways of working, this role is hybrid and will involve working from home with occasional working in our agile hub at Atlas House in St Helens Town Centre.

Working for St.Helens Borough Council

* We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
* We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
* Attractive salary and relocation package
* Excellent pension scheme
* Essential car user allowance is available subject to criteria being met
* Free car parking

Working in St Helens

With its mix of glorious countryside covering 55% of the Borough, quality culture and entertainment and first-class sport, St.Helens has something for everyone.

Located at the heart of England’s North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St.Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St.Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.

We welcome applicants from the BAME community

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Foster-Alonge Head of Service Social Work Assessment on 01744 671042.

We look forward to hearing from you
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For an application form and further details contact:

Ellie Speed
01744 673242
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP
recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk

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Job Application Packs
Social Worker Disclosure Application Form.pdf
Social Worker Person Specification.pdf
Social Worker Applicant Letter.pdf
Social Worker Job Description.pdf
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number. The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.