An opportunity has arisen for a driven and innovative qualified Social Worker to join The Integrated Health and Social Care Department within the Contact Cares Team. This large and busy multi-disciplinary team is the single point of access for health and social care referrals. As the team continues to develop, we are looking to recruit motivated social workers to join our innovative urgent community response team working closely with colleagues in the Frailty Service at Whiston Hospital The team consists of both qualified and unqualified Social Care staff, Nursing and Therapy providing a 2-hour response to avoid hospital admission, under Crisis Response Criteria.
The Contact Cares team also provide initial contact, assessment, care planning, onward referrals, and signposting services for a wide range of adult clients across health and social care. With a focus that stretches from prevention and early intervention, to reducing hospital admissions and readmissions the work is varied and interesting. The team operate from 8.00 am until 10.00 pm 7 days per week to include Bank Holidays. This post will be shift working to a rota over 7 days.
St Helens is a strong and resilient Council, which respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council. We seek to create a positive and open working environment.
• Awarded Investors in People Gold Status
• Attractive salary, retention, and relocation package
• Excellent pension scheme
• Car user allowance and car parking facilities
This post will provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a diverse and interesting role and contribute to the team's exciting development. This Authority is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.
It is a requirement of the post that candidates must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applications from the BAME community.
For an informal discussion please contact Paula Duffy, Team Manager, on 07841800818.