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Job Title Social Worker Duty
Job reference SSAS3
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 01 10
Pay From: £34,151 To: £42,296 Per Annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 06 February 2023
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Job Description
Social Worker, MASH - Duty Team

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. St Helens Borough Council is on a mission to be a leading Council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.

Working as part of our Duty team at St Helen Borough Council means you will enjoy a wide range of competitive salary and benefits, flexible working, and continuous development at all career stages. We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.

Making a difference at St Helens as a Social Worker in Duty.

Joining us as a qualified social worker in Duty means you will be acting as invaluable resource to the team and department working in a diverse, challenging and rewarding environment. If you are a social worker who really likes to make a difference, is keen to develop and is keen to take on the challenge then you can read our full job description and person specification criteria documents for full information along with application submission information.

The role of a duty social worker is both exciting, fast paced and rewarding. You will be working in a team of 5 other social workers and will be always supported by an assistant team manager and team manager, where you will be offered regular formal and informal supervision and support. St Helens practice improvement team also works alongside teams to offer support in developing practice and there will also be lots of training opportunities to develop your practice further and to support achieving your future goals in your career.

The Duty team is made up of 4 teams in total meaning you will be on duty receiving referrals and progressing assessments for children and their families one in every 4 weeks. You will have experience of undertaking child protection investigations, supporting children in need and developing plans to reduce risk and improve outcomes for children and young people. You will work alongside many partners in developing these plans some of which will be the police, health, and education. You will be able to shine and show your excellent communication skills and be great at being organised, your direct work with children will show and demonstrate a child’s lived experience which will be central to your planning and support to families.

This is a great opportunity to join the St Helens team. St Helens is a great place to work so why not see what our colleagues have to say and to discover our full range of in work benefits. Whether you be at the beginning of your career as an ASYE or a more experienced social worker St Helens will have something for you in terms of opportunities and development.

We understand that you may have some questions so if you would like to explore any aspect of this role before applying you are welcome to discuss this with us by submitting an expression of interest request to socialcarerecruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a member of the Duty team will be in touch to discuss any questions you might have.

This is a hybrid position with some home working; however, the post will require you to be based at our offices in St Helens and be able to attend the St Helens area regularly as part of your work.

Thank you for your interest in working for us at Children’s Services St Helens Borough Council and we look forward to receiving your application.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its clients and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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.

The Council welcomes applications from members of the BAME community.
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Social Worker Applicant Letter.pdf
Social Worker Disclosure Application Form.pdf
Social Worker Job Description.pdf
Social Worker Person Specification.pdf
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