Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of children in care?
We are interested in hearing from experienced and newly qualified Social Workers who would like to join our Children in Care and Care Leavers Team here at Halton.
The team is responsible for ensuring that all children in care and care leavers are supported to achieve positive outcomes and support them in planning to build their lives as young adults ready to leave care and live independently. The team is also responsible for finding permanent families for those children who cannot live within their birth family.
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.
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 Social Work 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.
To apply for this post 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 children in care and care leavers and our key partners as a corporate parent. 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.
In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Riley, Principal Manager on 0151 511 8618
Interviews will be held on 25th October 2019