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Job Title Social Worker - Children We Look After.
Job reference S45
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 24 January 2022
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Job Description
Be at the Heart of Social Work for Children We Look After.

The Children We Look After know what they want from those of us who have the privilege to work for them. We have all signed up to a Promise to deliver the best that we can alongside our children and their carers.

This is a great time to join the team as we continue to grow and achieve the best outcomes for both children and staff.

At St Helens Borough Council we are committed to working as a close knit and integrated team, to deliver the best outcomes for our children. This is an exciting time to join the partnership and have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of Children We Look After.

Your qualification, enthusiasm and commitment to children will be rewarded by being part of our team, as well as your own continued professional development being enhanced.

Your permanent, experienced and supportive managers will offer you support, the opportunity for further development and the chance to further improve outcomes for our children.

You will help drive aspirations for our children, ensuring they achieve the maximum potential.

If you have the right skills, the Children We Look After are keen to meet you !

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

We welcome applications from newly qualified Social Workers and will provide you with a structured programme of training, mentoring and support. In addition, during your assessed and supported year of employment (ASYE), we offer a reduced and protected caseload and additional reflective supervision.

You will be given plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and practice, whilst ensuring we maintain the highest safeguarding standards and quality.

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.

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.

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.

We welcome applicants from the BAME Community.

For an informal discussion please contact Dominic Tumelty, Head of CWLA/CL/CWD/Residential on 01744 673343 or by email to
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Job Application Packs
Social Worker Applicant Letter.pdf
Social Worker Job Description.pdf
Social Worker Disclosure Application Form.pdf
Social Worker Person Specification.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.