Social Worker/AMHP (£2,000pa, pro rata Market Supplement for AMHP)

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Salary: £40,221 - £43,421 per annum (Pay award pending) 
  • Location: Halton Borough Council
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 23/06/2024 at 23:55
  • Reference: ADU/24/282776

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Mental Health Team within Adult Social Care for HBC. The team is a busy social work team responsible for supporting adults who live within the borough who have complex and enduring mental health needs.

The team are looking to recruit experienced Social Workers and Approved Mental Health Professionals to work as part of a dynamic and established Community Mental Health Team. You will  have the relevant experience in working in high performing teams, being part of that team working towards ensuring that the team are able to achieve meaningful outcomes for the people we support. A successful candidate would have experience and a good level of knowledge of the Care Act 2014, The Mental Capacity Act 2005, The Mental Health Act 1983, as well as other relevant legislative knowledge. Its is desirable that you are also an Approved Mental Health Professional, or has relevant experience working with The Mental Health Act 1983.

You will have experience of working collaboratively with a range of different services and teams including health, Children’s Services, the Voluntary and Private Sector as well as commissioned service and in house services/teams to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support. You will have good interpersonal and communication skills, a flexible approach and a willingness to continually improve your practice; in addition, you must hold a full driving licence or have the abilty to travel around the Borough at short notice.

Your role will include the supervision of qualified Social Workers and Community Care Workers.

Halton’s offer to you includes ;

  • A market supplement for Approved Mental Health Professionals of an additional £2,000pa, pro-rata.
  • In Halton, we strive to provide excellent and flexible support for our employees allowing access to a wide range of professional development and training opportunities.
  • Halton Council are committed to flexible working. You will be supported through supervision to ensure your wellbeing is fully protected while you work.
  • As a Local Authority we are passionate about supporting Career progression and development, this involves programmes such as; Practice Educator Course, Best Interest Assessor, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Management progression


We also offer: 

  • A competitive rate of pay
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Car user allowance
  • Free parking
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible working scheme

Please note that this job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

For an informal discussion please contact: Sarah Foy, Principal Manager of the Complex Care Widnes and Mental Health Team on  0151 511 8082

Please note this vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received, applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible.

Note to applicants:

Applications are invited from all Social Workers including Newly Qualified Social Workers who are able to demonstrate they are to formally gain their qualification, and be eligible to register with Social Work England, within the next 3 months. Please confirm which level of post you are applying for as directed within your application.

If you are applying for this position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be expected to undertake the ASYE programme. Continued employment in the role is subject to successful completion of the programme.

Applications will not be accepted where an applicant has previously failed to complete the ASYE programme with another employer.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Foy, Principal Manager on 0151 511 8082.

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you –

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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