We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the North-west 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 Senior / Social Worker in the Later Life Team
St Helens Borough Council has exciting opportunities for a number of Senior Social Worker/Social Worker/ASYE to join the Later Life, Disability, Mental Health, DOLS and Review Team.
The Team works with Individuals age 67+ with Physical and Sensory Disabilities, a Diagnosis of Mental Health problems, Dementia and age-related support needs.
Candidates must have experience in undertaking Social Care Assessments, identifying eligible needs and outcomes and the Care Planning Process. The identification of carers and completing Joint Carers Assessments are also an essential part of the role.
Experience of the role of Enquiry Practitioner in Safeguarding Adult cases is vital, as is an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act regarding Best Interest Decisions.
You must possess a relevant Social Work qualification - CQSW, DIPSW, CSS or a Degree in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England.
An additional £1,500 (pro rata) Recruitment & Retention allowance will be paid for experienced Social Workers SCP 26 - 32, subject to annual review.
Candidates must also possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
In return we offer a supportive team with regular Supervision, training and appraisals.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all clients and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Interested to Find Out More?
Our on-line application portal is currently unavailable for maintenance. You can apply by downloading the attached application form and sending this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly indicate which job you are applying for with reference. Alternatively, you can contact a member of the team at Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete.
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For more information please contact Les Bond, Yvonne Marsden or Linda Wojcik - Team Managers, on 01744 675311.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration
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 Borough 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 Borough 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.