Social Worker, Experienced Social Worker
Grade PO2 - PO6
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.
We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.
We are currently accepting applications for Social Workers and Experienced Social Workers.
Help us be the difference for children and young people.
Wirral is a great place to work. We are a supportive and nurturing council, committed to developing and progressing our social care workforce so that they can achieve their ambition and thrive.
Wirral children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. We want to make Wirral great for children and their families and we are looking for excellent social workers to join our #bethedifference campaign to improve outcomes for children and young people.
This is an opportunity to develop core child in need and child protection skills, working closely with children, young people and their families and developing child-centred, co-produced plans which reflect aspirations and sustainability for families.
In this role you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities provided by a dedicated Practice Improvement Team both to support your work with children and families but also to enable self-development and resilience building.
You will also be provided with the right tools and working infrastructure which will allow you to work flexibly around your own needs as well as the needs of children and families enabling you to maximise efficiency and meet tight deadlines without overburdening process and bureaucracy.
Here in Wirral we don’t just offer a competitive salary but a host of additional benefits which makes Wirral great. As an employee, you will be part of our collective family, involved in a programme of thought-provoking and relevant staff engagement events, led by visible leaders and managers. You will have access to a bespoke wellbeing programme tailored to the needs of Social Care employees and responsive to the challenging and difficult circumstances you encounter.
Do you want to help #BeTheDifference for children young people and families?
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We have vacancies in:
Assessment and Intervention (Child in Need Team)
Assessment and Intervention (Court Teams)
Please state on your application which team you are interested in.
The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English
This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.
The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.