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Job Title Social Worker - Early Help Temporary until 31 March 2025
Job reference SEWA43T
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade 1-6
Pay From: £34,151.00 per annum To: £38,723.00 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 31 March 2023
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Job Description
We are St Helens 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 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 within Children’s Services 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 to the Council. We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.

The Difference you will Make in the role of Early Help Social Worker

The Early Help Social Worker is an integral part of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The role of the Early Help Social Worker is to screen contacts that have not met threshold for Childrens Social Care, assess support needs and recommend a plan of support where needed.

The aim is to make the right decision for families at the right time to help families access the right services and support children and young people achieve positive outcomes

Who should Apply?

We are looking for a committed Social Worker who has experience of working in a Multi-Agency Safeguarding team or transferrable skills, who is able to assess the needs of children and their families and liaise with partner agencies to gather a full picture of a child’s lived experiences in a timely manner. To be confident and consistent in their decision making, and ability to apply appropriate threshold and analyse level and risk of impact.

A qualification in social work is needed and a Social Work England Registration.

If you are the kind of person who really likes to make a difference and are keen to take on the challenge them, please read our full job description and person specification documents which are included with this vacancy listing for full and further information.

Please note successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration for this post

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role or application before applying your welcome to discuss this with us by contacting Andrea Holker for an informal chat on 01744 671788

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

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 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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Person Specification.pdf
Job Description.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Aug22.pdf
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