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Social Worker (Children in Need)
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/20/139985
  • Published: Fri 18/12/2020, 11:30 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9-17:30
  • Salary: £28,672- £34,728 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Social Worker (Children in Need)

We are interested in hearing from experienced and newly qualified Social Workers who would like to join our Child in Need Teams here at Halton. The Child in Need Teams are frontline operational teams responsible for assessing and meeting the needs of children with complex needs and compromised parenting.

Halton offer a nurturing ASYE programme for newly qualified workers which includes a protected caseload, dedicated time for study and additional reflective supervisions.  Our Practice Manager for Professional Development will support you throughout the ASYE programme and beyond.  

For experienced workers we offer the opportunity for progression and continued professional development which includes a focus on a Practice Educator pathway alongside the progression up to advanced practitioner. We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.  We also offer an advanced practitioner post depending on the level of qualification the applicant has.

To apply for these posts you must be a qualified social worker ideally with post qualifying experience within a statutory children’s social care setting, along with knowledge and understanding of working with the most vulnerable children in need who require intensive support and safeguarding. Ideally you should hold the full childcare award or a post graduate certificate.  In addition, this post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration 

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Social Workers to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop advanced practitioners and also future leaders.  For those who wish to explore a pathway in to management, we provide opportunities to gain management qualifications.

In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking.

If you are considering applying and would like to discuss the excellent opportunities within Halton we would really like to meet you, please contact Marie Beswick on telephone number 0151 511 7257 or email

Interviews will be held on Friday 29th January 

Please note interviews will be held in accordance with current Government social distancing measures and carried out via Skype video conferencing.