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Practice Lead (up to £4000 welcome payment)

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/275591
  • Published: Mon 01/04/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/03/2025, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 FTE (HBC10)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

If you are an experienced Social Worker looking to make your next move, or have relevant experience in family or children’s services, we would love to hear from you.

When you become a permanent Social Work employee at Halton Borough Council we'll welcome you with a payment of up to £4000* to recognise your contribution to our Children’s Services.

We’re offering £2000 (pro-rata for part-time) to new appointments made to permanent qualified social work roles. There is an additional payment of £2000 (pro-rata for part-time) paid to new appointments in qualified social worker posts in the Duty and Assessment and Children in Need Teams.

We are keen to invite shortlisted candidates for interview prior to the advert closing, therefore please do not hesitate to submit your application.

  • Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of children?

  • Are you looking for somewhere where you can make as much of a difference to the life chances of children and young people as possible?

  • A place where you are always looking forward? Where there’s a big focus on continuous learning and career progression?

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Halton and we are currently embedding a relationship based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We’re on a journey for excellence and we’ve made it our mission to ensure that children and young people get the best service from us, so they are able to thrive and achieve.

For experienced workers we offer the opportunity for progression and continued professional development including a Practice Educator pathway and Front Line Leadership Programme. We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.

We offer an extensive benefits package as well as an attractive financial package with a range of other benefits, including a generous leave allowance (up to 34 days), a flexible working week, free parking, car allowance, car lease scheme, health and wellbeing initiatives and discount scheme.  We are within easy commutable distance of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside regions.

Halton is a thriving and vibrant Borough where people can learn and develop their skills; enjoy a good quality of life with good health; a high quality, modern urban environment; the opportunity for all to fulfil their potential; greater wealth and quality, sustained by a thriving business community; and safer, stronger and more attractive neighbourhoods.

Practice Lead posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

For an informal discussion about our Practice Lead posts please contact Kadie Molyneux on 0151 511 7557 or Lynsey Ratcliffe on 0151 511 8594 (Children in Care & Care Leavers)

Alternatively you can email to socialworkacademy@halton.gov.uk

Please note that Halton Borough Council is unable to offer or support any form of UK VISA sponsorship

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 – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

 

Downloads

  • Cautions and Convictions Flowchart
  • Guidance - Completing Your Online Application
  • Job Description/Person Specification
  • Our Values Framework

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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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/275591
  • Published: Mon 01/04/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/03/2025, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 FTE (HBC10)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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