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Social Worker - Newly Qualified and Qualified & Experience

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/23/265337
  • Published: Mon 18/12/2023, 12:09 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 18/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H (SCP 26 - 30) £34,834 to £38,223 or Grade I (SCP 31 - 35) £39,186 - £43,421
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: North Sefton, Merseyside

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Adult Social Care Service within Sefton Council for 5 registered social workers to join the North area team, based at Southport Town Hall.

The role

You will be working in a generic adults social care team, providing a service to residents with a variety of needs. You will complete assessments of social care needs and developing support plans for individuals; complete assessments for NHS Continuing Healthcare; provide welfare rights support; support hospital discharges and attend a variety of different multi-disciplinary team meetings. You will complete safeguarding enquiries and may be involved with Court work. You will be a motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced social worker, with a range of skills and a desire to work in adult social care.  You will be based at Southport Town Hall, with the opportunity to work in a hybrid manner, and you will receive regular professional supervision and have access to a range of training and development opportunities. If you are newly qualified, you will be supported to complete the requirements of the ASYE programme.

Who are we?

Sefton is a diverse and exciting local authority that is on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Sefton 2030 Vision. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough.

Sefton as a Place to Live and Work

Boasting 22 miles of stunning coastline, Sefton is a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy. Spanning the busy Port of Liverpool, the famous Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation, attractive beaches and dunes, to the resort town of Southport, the diversity of the Borough provides a unique mix of urban and natural setting.

This is a diverse and exciting Borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. With excellent transport links, Sefton is well placed for accessing cities across the Northwest, including Liverpool, Manchester and areas such as the Wirral, Halton and Knowsley.

This is an exciting time to come and work with us. We want to hear from people who possess drive and passion. We need committed Social Workers to support our development, improvement plans and outcomes for vulnerable adults in our community.

Our Vision and Journey so far….

Sefton Adult Social Care have high aspirations for the service to work with our most vulnerable residents to complete excellent person-centred and high-quality assessments, the outcomes of which will positively impact on well-being and support people to live healthier lives. We are in the process of expanding our early intervention and prevention offer to our residents, using innovative approaches and the latest technological solutions. Sefton Adult Social Care have an ethos of coproducing and codesigning services with our residents and stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of our service users whilst ensuring that we respect people’s dignity, rights, and choices. As a service we recognise the importance of increasing choice enabling people to have control over their lives, and we are committed to improving outcomes and maximising independence of our service users.

What we require from you:

  • Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification
  • Current registration with Social Work England
  • High aspirations to improve the lives our most vulnerable residents.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the Care Act.
  • Ability to manage your own workload and to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to make person centred, complex decisions, using evidence-based tools and analysis.
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Ability to effectively undertake partnership working with all our stakeholders and further develop these relationships.
  • Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth.

Our offer to you

  • To be part of an established, caring, and welcoming team
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programmes.
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs.
  • Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports.
  • 28 days annual leave rising to 33 days after 5 years continual service plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles.
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • Hybrid working e.g. the ability to work from home or office for some part of the working week.
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues.
  • Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service.
  • Assistance with relocation if eligible.
  • Access to our Professional Practice Forum.







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  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/23/265337
  • Published: Mon 18/12/2023, 12:09 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 18/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H (SCP 26 - 30) £34,834 to £38,223 or Grade I (SCP 31 - 35) £39,186 - £43,421
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: North Sefton, Merseyside

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