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Social Work Assistant
  • Employer: St Helens Metropolitan Council
  • Reference: SWA10
  • Published: Wed 10/08/2022, 15:33 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/08/2022, 15:33 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,571 to £24,920
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Social Work Assistant

We are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce.

Making a Difference as a Social Work Assistant

We have 10 newly created Social Work Assistant roles designed for individuals seeking a rewarding role within Children’s Services. You will provide assistance to qualified Social Workers, helping, protecting, and supporting families subject to statutory procedures within Children’s Social Care services. This includes:
• Assisting our social workers in “Being Brilliant at the Basics”
• Making and sustaining good relationships with children and families to help them achieve change and positive outcomes.
• Assisting Social Workers with assessments, direct work with families, involvement with intervention plans and a whole range of tasks that make a real difference to children.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. For some this could be support to train to be a qualified Social Worker.

The posts include some home working but will require you to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around the St Helens and surrounding areas. Flexibility is required to meet family’s needs.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information along with details of our “Being Brilliant at the Basics” as attachments on our vacancy page with this advertisement.
St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us first for a chat before applying or to submit your CV in the first instance you can do this by emailing us at

These posts are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.