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 Work Assistant
We have a Social Work Assistant role designed for an individual seeking a rewarding role within Children’s Services. You will provide assistance to qualified Social Workers, helping, protecting, and supporting families subject to statutory procedures within Children’s Social Care services. This includes:
• Assisting our social workers in “Being Brilliant at the Basics”
• Making and sustaining good relationships with children and families to help them achieve change and positive outcomes.
• Assisting Social Workers with assessments, direct work with families, involvement with intervention plans and a whole range of tasks that make a real difference to children.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. For some this could be support to train to be a qualified Social Worker.
The posts include some home working but will require you to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around the St Helens and surrounding areas. Flexibility is required to meet family’s needs.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
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.
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.
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 https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
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.