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Senior Social Workers & Social Workers
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CSC/21/174025
  • Published: Mon 08/11/2021, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 31/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade H SCP 26 - 30 £30,451 to £33,782 or Grade I SCP 31 - 35 £34,728 - £38,890 pa. Salary will be dependent upon experience/ ASYE status etc. Salary plus a £3,000 'Golden Hello' payment in addition to £2000 'Market Supplement' may apply, see below.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Borough Wide, Merseyside

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Senior Social Workers & Social Workers

Senior Social Workers and Social Workers

We have several opportunities for Senior Social Workers (Qualified and Experienced) and Social Workers (Newly Qualified Inexperienced Social Workers). Preference will be given initially to Senior Social Worker applicants.

The vacancies are in Children’s Social Care and are full time permanent roles in the South and North of the Borough.

All applicants must be registered with Social Work England.

Sefton Council is offering a £3,000 'Golden Hello' payment to qualified Children’s Social Workers (not ASYEs). This ‘Golden Hello’ incentive is applicable to all new employees who are successful in their application for permanent Social Worker vacancies in all teams across Children’s Social Care. 

In addition a £2,000 'Market Supplement' applies to social worker roles considered to be hard to fill posts (corporate parenting, adolescent, locality, assessment, and court teams). Terms and conditions will apply. 

To find out more about our 'Golden Hello' and 'Market Supplement' scheme, please click here.

About Us (please take a look and see how together we can #make a difference)

To find out more about what it's like to work in Sefton's Children's Services and how you can help us #MakeADifference, head to our website.

Sefton children’s social care is an innovative, forward thinking place to work where you will find a workforce full of caring and welcoming people who are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our children and families. We have a supportive culture and excellent relationships with our multi-agency partners.

We can offer you a manageable and diverse caseload whilst supporting you to maintain a healthy work life balance with a generous annual leave entitlement and working from home/flexible working opportunities.

We have a commitment to our staff’s professional development and actively promote career progression and training opportunities that will support your CPD.

This is an exciting time to come and work for us and join us in our improvement journey whilst we strive to provide outstanding services to our children and families across the borough.

If you are as enthusiastic and committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Sefton as we are, we would love to hear from you!

As a Sefton Children’s Social Care employee, you will receive:

  • Manageable caseloads and access to good quality, regular 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
  • Robust ASYE Programme
  • Access to a wide range of CPD opportunities as part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership, such as Practice Educator training and the Research Hub.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities including a wide-ranging offer from our in house workforce training and development unit as well as access to a number of external accredited opportunities
  • 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
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working  
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues
  • Commitment to supporting staff’s emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • A relocation package, where applicable

We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note: Whilst this advert has a long closing date, applications are monitored regularly  and interviews are being held throughout the period.