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Social Worker, Experienced Social Worker (Adults)

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: AH&SC/24/286946
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 9:34 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,221 - £43,421 + Benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Hybrid Working, Merseyside

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

We support Social Workers with excellent training and development opportunities through local partnerships and nationally funded education programmes as well as role-specific commissioned learning courses. We have supported NQSWs to complete their ASYE; non-registered social care staff have achieved a social work degree via an apprenticeship programme whilst being employed with us; and experienced social workers have trained as Practice Educators to share their knowledge and experience with a new generation of social workers. We are proud to recognise that many of our senior management team have developed their practice and progressed through their career within Adult Social Care at Wirral Council.

Please find other opportunities here: https://ats-wirraljobs.jgp.co.uk/vacancies?job_type=social+worker

Wirral are using the 3 Conversations model (3C’s) across all Adult Social Care teams.  The ethos of the model is to identify individual’s strengths and aspirations to maximise their independence and wellbeing.  If you are qualified Social Worker looking for a career where you can make a difference, we have opportunities for you across Adult Social Care for Social Workers and Experienced Social Workers:

Integrated Community Coordination Teams - Whilst working in the ICCT’s you will be completing strengths-based Care Act assessments and person-centred support planning with a wide variety of service user groups aged 18 and over. The work is diverse, and the aim is to promote the wellbeing of adults with care and support needs to continuously improve their outcomes, creating lasting connections with their local community.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub – The MASH team are a well-established Social Work team supporting vulnerable adults who are experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect.  The role of MASH is to screen and complete Safeguarding S42 enquiries, working closely with the individual and our partner agency.

Review - The Review Team covers a wide remit of reassessment across the Wirral, those recently discharged from hospital and people residing in the community. In addition, working alongside contracts & commissioning and quality improvement teams, adhering to outcomes focused and legal literate practices.

Urgent Community Response-UCR- Work collaboratively across a multi-disciplinary team, which includes Nurses, Therapists, GP’s, and Community Geriatricians. Opportunities include- Home First, Urgent 2-hour Community Response, Frailty Virtual Ward. The Successful candidate will have a key role to play in supporting the delivery of the Personalisation and inclusion Pathways for Adults and Carers ensuring legal framework of the Care Act 2014.  Working Hours: 36 hours per week, various shift patterns to cover 8am-8pm (weekends 9-5pm on a rota basis)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoL’s) - Experienced Social Workers are required to work within a small team of Best Interest Assessors (BIA) within the Council.  The BIA will undertake DoLS assessments of individuals who are or may become deprived of their liberty.  The BIA will also support with the duty function and provide advice and guidance to other BIA’s across Adult Social Care when required.

Professional Standards – The Professional Standards Team deliver an essential role to ensure the quality of practice across the Adult Social Care directorate adheres to practice frameworks.  The team provide assurance relating to quality of interventions through a series of audit processes.   

CICC – This team is a rehabilitation service that can also consider social admissions to support Arrowe Park Hospital.  This is a multi-agency team working together with a person to identify their patient discharge destination.  Team goals are to ensure safety and care needs are met effectively, while being mindful the person is the specialist in their own life.


  • Social Work England registration
  • Relevant social work qualification
  • Evidence of Continues Professional Development
  • Driving licence and access to a car for work purposes

Appointment to the posts will be subject to successful interview, references, DBS clearance and an Occupational Health check.

If your application is successful but you are unable to make the interview date, please do get in touch with the recruiting manager to explore flexibility, with an alternative date. For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Michaela Reid or Pippa Philipson on 0151 637 6060.

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

The Council has a visa sponsorship license and is therefore able to offer certificates of sponsorship to non-UK residents through the skilled-worker route for this role. In order to qualify for this, applicants must be Registered with Social Work England, and require sponsorship.

Please note that the certificate of sponsorship alone is not a visa: an individual will still need to apply for and receive their visa to have the Right to Work in the UK.

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing, and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact recruitment@wirral.gov.uk

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

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

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.


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  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: AH&SC/24/286946
  • Published: Thu 11/07/2024, 9:34 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,221 - £43,421 + Benefits
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wirral, Hybrid Working, Merseyside

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