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Social Worker - Newly Qualified & Qualified & Experienced

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/24/279880
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 10:27 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H - I, Scale Point Range 26 - 35, Salary Range £34,834 - £43,421 Per Annum (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

Exciting opportunities are available for Social Workers in the Sefton Adult Social Care Department across a range of teams and specialities within the service.

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, Service plans and outcomes for vulnerable adults in our community.

To find out more about what it's like to work in Sefton's Adult Social Care Services and how you can help us be #proudtocare, please see our ASC Workforce Offer online.

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.

This is a critical juncture in time for Sefton and its Integration Journey. We have established the Sefton Partnership, bringing together Health and Social Care in Sefton to plan, resource, deliver and continually improve Health and Care Services with the ambition of improving the Health and Wellbeing of our residents, reducing duplication and unwarranted variation, driving up quality and improving the experience of those that need our Care and Support. Being part of our dedicated Social Care workforce means being a key part of achieving this, working across boundaries to act as one team with the outcome of the individual at our heart.

Safeguarding Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Adult Social Care’s Safeguarding team.  We are looking for Experience and Newly Qualified Social Workers to join our supportive and forward-looking team.

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 caseload with appropriate support, guidance, and supervision
  • 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 programme
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • Excellent training and career development opportunities such as BIA and AMHP training
  • 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
  • Access to
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards glasses
  • 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 the Practice Forum and staff support groups.

Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and / or relevant care / safeguarding legislation and will only be appointed if a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.

If you would like to have an informal chat about any of our available posts, please contact Lynn Fisher (Safeguarding Adults Team Manager) by either email Lynn.Fisher@sefton.gov.uk or on 07816116034.

How to apply

Please apply using our online application form here

Please note, we do not accept CV’s.


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  • Job Description / Person Spec Newly Qualified
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/24/279880
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 10:27 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H - I, Scale Point Range 26 - 35, Salary Range £34,834 - £43,421 Per Annum (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

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