We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
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.
Making A Difference as a Social Worker in the Integrated Discharge Team
We are looking for a Social Worker to join our Integrated Discharge Team based at Whiston Hospital. The hospital has recently been rated as “Outstanding” by CQC.
The successful applicant will be primarily based at Seddon Suite, at St Helens Hospital, which is a rehabilitation unit. It is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network, which provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for adults following traumatic injury or serious illness. You will also need to liaise with other Local Authorities and ensure good communication to help facilitate out of area discharges. There will also be some days working from home on a rota basis.
The Integrated Discharge Team comprises of a range of disciplines and completes assessments for St Helens MBC. We commission a range of services to ensure service users are discharged safely, but also maximise their independence by taking a strength-based approach to our assessments. As part of the Contact Cares range of services you will be required to be flexible and recognise the benefits of working collaboratively with colleagues across St Helens Cares.
This post is subject to Social Work England Registration.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by either emailing or calling us at either firstname.lastname@example.org (0151 430 1024) or email@example.com (0151 430 1674)
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
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 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 https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
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.