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Job Title Senior Social Worker x 2 - Mental Health & VA Commissioning (Temporary 12 Months)
Job reference SAC3HT
Department Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate
Grade SCP 29 - 32
Pay From: £35411 To: £38296 per annum, Plus an additional £1,500 (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention Allowance
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 30 July 2023
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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 a Learning Disability / Mental Health Social Worker in St Helens

We have 2 immediate 12-month fixed term Social Worker vacancies within the Integrated Commissioning Team in St Helens. The team is responsible for commissioning high quality, person centred, value for money services to support the people of St Helens. The successful candidates will undertake assessments and reviews for people under the age of 67 who have a learning disability, physical disability or enduring Mental Health. There is also an expectation for the successful candidates to complete CoP applications. The work is complex in nature, but you will be supported with monthly supervision, informal support when required, appraisals and regular team meetings with the Working Age Social Work team. There is also a wide range of training available. The teams work under the hybrid model, and you will be able to access the hub via a booking system. You will be provided with the necessary equipment to enable you to work in a hybrid manner.

Experience of mental health, learning disability/autism agendas is an advantage. If you are motivated and would like to join a supportive team, we would like to hear from you.
You must possess a relevant Social Work qualification - CQSW, DIPSW, CSS or a Degree in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England.

An additional £1,500 (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention allowance will be paid for experienced Social Workers SCP 26 - 32, subject to annual review.

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

Interested to Find Out More?

You are also welcomed to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting Andrea Boughey on 07927 679721.

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 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 Council can be found here

St Helens 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.

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