Qualified Social Workers - Sefton

Sefton Council
28485.00 - 36379.00 GBP Annual
13 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Qualified Social Workers
Full Time, some permanent others fixed term

  • Newly Qualified and Inexperienced GBP28,485 to GBP31,601 pa
  • Qualified and Experienced GBP32,486 to GBP36,379 pa

Your confident and connected borough

Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough where people can enjoy a great work-life balance. It encompasses world renowned nature reserves, accessible businesses and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best coastal and countryside environments. It is an ideal location for accessing Manchester, the North West and beyond by road, rail or air. From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning coastal and rural locations, everyone can find their perfect home. Sefton is at the heart of the Liverpool City Region, playing an active role in ensuring its success.

Your new place of work

This is a changing and vibrant authority already on a journey working towards an exciting 2030 vision. This is an organisation where excellent links with our partners, businesses and communities are integral to the delivery of our products and services.

Your new role

Sefton Children's Social Care are experiencing exciting changes as due to a planned restructure in Children's Social Care we have created new social work posts. We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic staff who can evidence good assessment and planning skills that will support improved outcomes for the children we are responsible for.

What you'll need to succeed

Contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Children's Social Care Service as part of a team responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young people by continuously improving outcomes.

You will be responsible for social work provision including managing own caseload whilst managing the reputation of the Department and Council and complying with national and service procedures and guidance.

You will demonstrate an ability to identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations and deliver protective and/ or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/ or looked after. This will include maintaining up to date multi agency assessments, plans and reviews.

You will keep the child's record up to date and clearly reflect the journey of the child, capturing the child's views, wishes and feelings, and demonstrating in assessments and plans how those views inform the work we do.

You will demonstrate an ability to work critically and reflect on your practice in order to improve and deliver improved outcomes for children.

What you'll get in return

Good quality, regular supervision. Comprehensive workforce development programme. Quarterly Practice and Performance Events, which are practitioner led. Partnership with Research in Practice. Opportunities to maximise your Social Work Development. Sefton is a Learning Organisation; we have excellent links with local universities to support social workers from their first year of practice, through progression and to maximise their continued professional development.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in applying for this role please visit Qualified Social Worker. You can also arrange a discussion regarding these vacancies, in the first instance contact Trish Galloway on or email .

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 28th July 2107
Interviews will be on the 14th and 15th of August.