Social Worker – Qualified and Experienced
Safeguarding Adults Team
Full -Time: Permanent (36 hr PW)
Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough where people can enjoy a great work / life balance. It encompasses world renowned nature reserves, accessible business and retail Centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best coastal and countryside positions in the country. With excellent transport networks to Liverpool and links to Manchester, it is an ideal location for accessing the North West and beyond by road, rail or air.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Adult Safeguarding Team within Sefton Council.
We are seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced social worker to join a busy Safeguarding Adults Team. This is a permanent 36 hr post. We require the successful applicant to have the skills, knowledge and expertise to deliver effective triage of safeguarding concerns, and the ability to pick up an immediate case load of complex safeguarding enquiry work.
You will manage a defined case load delivering effective safeguarding work and applying the principles of making safeguarding personal work in partnership with adults experiencing or at risk of abuse or neglect including if appropriate, their advocates/ representatives to achieve improved wellbeing and safer lives. You will also have a thorough knowledge of Adult Social Care Legislation, excellent IT skills and familiar with Liquid Logic data base system.
In return our experienced management team will provide you with regular supervision and the opportunity for professional development.
What we require from you:
Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification
Current registration with Social Work England
High aspirations to improve the lives our most vulnerable residents
Exceptional knowledge of the Care Act
Ability to manage your own caseload with appropriate support, guidance, and supervision
Ability to make person centred, complex decisions, using evidence-based tools and analysis
Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity
Ability to effectively undertake partnership working with all our stakeholders and further develop these relationships
Commitment to your own personal development and professional growth.
Our offer to you:
To be part of an established, caring, and welcoming team
Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision
A comprehensive induction programmes
A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
Excellent training and career development opportunities such as BIA and AMHP training.
Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
28 days annual leave rising to 33 days after 5 years continual service plus 8 bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave schemes.
Excellent pension scheme.
Opportunities for agile/flexible working
Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
Cycle to work scheme
Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
Hybrid working e.g. the ability to work from home or office for some part of the working week
Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues.
Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
Assistance with relocation if eligible.
Access to our Professional Practice Forum
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).
Please fully complete the online application form.