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 adults we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put people firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled and supported workforce. St Helens council is on a mission to be a leading council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
As a Work Based Learning Officer, you will work closely with our Children’s and Adults Principal Social Workers along with the Organisational Design and Development Team to promote excellent strengths-based social work practice across Children’s and Adult Social Care. You will support with the effective delivery of our Social Work Development Programme including the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.
We are looking for an outstanding social worker with previous experience both of working with children/adults and families and in practice development who can adapt and use practice experience and people skills to identify development needs in others.
This is an exciting opportunity to broaden career aspirations into wider practice development, improvement, and learning. In return we offer flexible hybrid working arrangements, agile technology, a culture of learning and continuous improvement and staff offers.
We are committed to support practitioners to continue their professional development by providing specialist workforce development activity throughout a worker’s career pathway underpinned by a career progression whilst maintaining a healthy work life balance.
Work Based Learning Officer 18.5 hours per week with a view for this to become a full-time post in 18 month's time.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough 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 Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough 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.