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Job Title Social Worker - Contact Cares Team
Job reference SACR2H
Department Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate
Grade SCP 23 - 32
Pay From: £30151 To: £38296 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 08 December 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 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 s Social Worker in Contact Cares
An opportunity has arisen for a driven and innovative qualified Social Worker to join The Integrated Health and Social Care Department within the Contact Cares Team. This large and busy multi-disciplinary team is the single point of access for health and social care referrals. We are looking to recruit motivated social workers to join our team of both qualified and unqualified Social Care staff, Nursing and Therapy.

We provide community and intermediate care and support services, as well as a 2-hour response to avoid hospital admission, under Crisis Response Criteria. This post will primarily be to facilitate discharges from Newton intermediate care hospital; however, the successful candidate will be expected to support the wider team when required.

The Contact Cares team also provide initial contact, assessment, care planning, onward referrals, and signposting services for a wide range of adult clients across health and social care. With a focus that stretches from prevention and early intervention, to reducing hospital admissions and readmissions the work is varied and interesting. This post will be Monday to Friday 8.45 -5.15. The team operate from 8.00 am until 10.00 pm 7 days per week to include Bank Holidays.

St Helens is a strong and resilient Council, which respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council. We seek to create a positive and open working environment.
• Awarded Investors in People Gold Status
• Attractive salary, retention, and relocation package
• Excellent pension scheme
• Car user allowance and car parking facilities

This post will provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a diverse and interesting role and contribute to the team's exciting development.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to Social Work England Registration.

It is a requirement of the post that candidates must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting Paula Duffy, Team Manager, on 07841800818 or

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
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 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 Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough 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.

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Job Application Packs
Job Description - Social Worker.pdf
Social Worker Applicant Letter.pdf
Person Specification - Social Worker.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
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