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Job Title Senior Social Worker Emergency Duty Team
Job reference SSACED1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 01 10
Pay From: 41,893.80 To: 52,482.30 inclusive of 30% shift allowance
Hours 37 hours inclusive of evenings, weekends, bank holidays on a rota basis
Closing date 02 October 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 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.

Making a Difference as Senior Social Worker

Based at Municipal Building in Widnes, with the opportunity to work from home, the Halton and St Helens Emergency Duty Team, provides an out of hours response to emergency situations for People's Services, Mental Health Services, Homelessness for Vulnerable People, Youth Offending and Asylum Seekers.

We provide a point of contact for advice and where necessary, an immediate emergency service to individuals and families who are experiencing crisis.

As a member of the Halton & St Helens EDT Service you will be part of a skilled and professional team supported by experienced colleagues and managers.

Primarily you will work from a 24-hour office base in the Municipal Building.

The service operates on a shift rota basis including evenings, weekends, bank holidays, floating shifts and after midnight on-call working from home - for further details please see attached rota and terms and conditions of service document.

Could you be who we are looking for?

Do you have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver a high quality service to vulnerable children and adults? Including Mental Health Act Assessments.

Are you Social Work qualified with a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience?

Do you have an awareness of the legislative and procedural issues relating to safeguarding work? Can you operate with a high level of professional autonomy?

If so we want to hear from you....

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.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us first for a chat before applying or to submit your CV in the first instance you can do this by emailing us at

Alternatively for informal discussion please contact Janet Follin – Interim Team Manager e-mail

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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
Applicant Letter.pdf
Person Specification - Senior Social Worker EDT.pdf
Job Description Senior Social Worker EDT.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.