Life Beyond Work
With its mix of glorious countryside covering 55% of the Borough, quality culture and entertainment and first-class sport, St.Helens has something for everyone.
Located at the heart of England’s North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St.Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St.Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.
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
The salary for this post is SCP 23-32 however consideration will be given to an additional £2,000 Recruitment & Retention allowance upon appointment for experienced Social Workers.
The role of Foster Carers and the care they provide for the children of St Helens is greatly valued. We need to recruit more foster carers and develop the package of support offered to our existing foster carers to ensure we retain the best foster carers. In order to do this, we are investing in our fostering service and are seeking to recruit fostering social workers to be involving in the recruitment, assessment and support of foster carers.
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.
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 applications from the BAME community
For an informal discussion please contact Katharine Radclyffe, Service Lead Adoption and Fostering on 01744 674417.