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Work for Halton Borough Council

Vacancy Details

Social Worker (Children in Need)

Halton Borough Council
£27,905- £33,799
Halton Borough Council
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Halton Borough Council

We are interested in hearing from experienced and newly qualified Social Workers who would like to join our Child in Need Teams here at Halton. The Child in Need Teams are frontline operational teams responsible for assessing and meeting the needs of children with complex needs and compromised parenting.

Halton offer a nurturing ASYE programme for newly qualified workers which includes a protected caseload, dedicated time for study and additional reflective supervisions. Our Practice Manager for Professional Development will support you throughout the ASYE programme and beyond.

For experienced workers we offer the opportunity for progression and continued professional development which includes a focus on a Practice Educator pathway alongside the progression up to advanced practitioner. We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice. We also offer an advanced practitioner post depending on the level of qualification the applicant has.

To apply for this post you must be a qualified social worker ideally with post qualifying experience within a statutory children’s social care setting, along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding. Ideally you should hold the full childcare award or a post graduate certificate. In addition, this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Social Workers to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop advanced practitioners and also future leaders. For those who wish to explore a pathway in to management, we provide opportunities to gain management qualifications.

In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Marie Beswick, Principal Manager on 0151 511 7773.

 Interviews will be held on 23rd January 2020.


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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