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Experienced Social Worker

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0087 RC
  • Published: Fri 22/03/2024, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £40,221 to £41,418 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA, Merseyside

Are you looking for your next step in Children’s Social Care?

‘There are many opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. Managers recognise your potential and support your progression. Positive outcomes and feedback is recognised and acknowledged by senior management…. Knowsley is a great place to work’ - (Experienced Social Worker).

Knowsley is a small local authority which enables us to be creative and responsive with high aspirations for our children and young people; we want them to feel listened to, happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to achieve. We want the same for you and all our staff because at Knowsley, we believe, ‘We Are Better Together.’

About Us

At Knowsley, our Children and Families service want to invest in you. We want to support and develop you, preparing you for every stage of your career progression and be part of a workforce that is committed and motivated to making a difference. Our staff care about Knowsley’s children and families, and we care about them. They work hard in improving outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people.

Role Overview

We currently have vacancies in our Young Person’s Team for Experienced Social Workers.

Our Young Persons Team (YPT) is a dynamic and dedicated team committed to supporting young people in our community. They work tirelessly to empower and advocate for our young people, creating a safe and nurturing environment where they can thrive.  The team work with young people as they enter adulthood, working closely with colleagues from partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

The post is based in a service where the management team is supportive, with experienced, knowledgeable staff who know our young people well and who are committed to getting the best for the young people they support.

Requirements

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
  • Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for oversees workers.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and safeguarding procedures.
  • An ability to engage effectively with young people, families, and colleagues.
  • Empathy and a genuine passion for making a positive impact on young lives.

For further details about these posts, please contact Joanne Sheridan, Team Manager, via email at joanne.sheridan@knowsley.gov.uk

How to Apply:

You can book an interview now!

We are holding fortnightly interview panels - there’s no lengthy application forms, no shortlisting, just book an interview at a time that’s convenient for you. You can also view job descriptions and the benefits of working for Knowsley.

If you want to be part of a welcoming, friendly, supportive social work team, book an interview and send your CV and supporting statement to take the first step in joining us. 

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

Click the following link to book your interview: Social Care Work Recruitment (office.com)

 

What you can expect from us:

  • We are a Disability Confident Employer, meaning we offer Inclusive & accessible recruitment, offering an interview to disabled people, providing reasonable adjustments, & supporting existing employees.
  • Differentiated sickness absence for individuals living with a disability.
  • Menopause policy supporting women in the workplace.
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement: starting at 28 days leave with an option to buy additional 10 days leave
  • Flexible working, Hybrid working arrangements & family friendly initiatives; Our flexible working scheme allows you to manage your hours & plan your life more easily
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Newley Developed Bespoke Four-Week Induction Programme
  • High Quality IT Kit supporting agile working arrangements
  • Manageable Workloads - directors of our service work closely with the Heads of Service & Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable & you are supported.
  • Learning & Career Development: We have a wide range of blended learning opportunities available to all employees, which will be relevant to your job & progression
  • A range of Workers Groups, g., Black & Minority Workers' Group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum, Neurodiverse Staff Support Group.
  • Well-being Support: We want to improve the well-being of our employees both in & out of the workplace
  • Apprenticeship Offer
  • Secondment Opportunities
  • MyTime – our monthly supervisions scheduled with you. This is your one-to-one time solely focused on your career development
  • Reflective Supervision - 4 weekly
  • Access to Signs of Safety Group Supervision
  • Newly Developed Progression Pathway
  • Learning at Work Week: A yearly celebration awards to recognise & celebrate individual practice across the council.
  • Visible Leadership with Monthly Principle Social Worker (PSW) drop-in sessions
  • Themed Practice Learning Week: Providing a range of bitesize learning opportunities.
  • Currently Offering Free Parking
  • Currently Offering Free Tea & Coffee
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: We are committed to greener transport solutions. Our scheme entitles you to significant discounts on the price of a new bike & safety equipment.
  • bank holidays.
  • Eye Tests: We provide all display screen users with a free eye test on request. We have a corporate eye care scheme which includes a contribution to the cost of glasses, if they are required for VDU purposes
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Credit Union Membership
  • VIVUP Discounts & Savings The program offers a staff discount scheme.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their underrepresentation in our workforce.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.

At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours, part-time.

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0087 RC
  • Published: Fri 22/03/2024, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/04/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £40,221 to £41,418 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley , L36 6GA, Merseyside

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