We Are St Helens Borough Council Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as a Social Worker in Contact Cares – Emergency Department
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established social care team in the Emergency Department at Whiston Hospital. We are an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team with the primary aim of ensuring a safe and timely discharge of patients across a number of local authorities. The team work closely with Frailty Unit also to achieve the same The work is diverse, challenging and rewarding, requiring individuals to be able to work independently and contribute to the working of a larger multi-disciplinary team. The team is a mixed skill group with a range of experience who provide a supportive working environment. We would also welcome applicants who would work 37 hrs per week, on a rota basis. You would be expected to work on a rolling 7 day rota including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Team members are not currently based at the A&E Department and are working remotely from an office on site and visit the department throughout the day. There is occasional opportunity to work from home after induction and dependant on the needs of the service.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its clients and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For informal discussion about the position please contact Janette Rose, Assistant Team Manager on 0151 430 1010
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens 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 https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.