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Job title:
Senior Social Worker - Emergency Duty Team
Job reference:
People's Services
SCP 35-38 including 30% salary enhancement and AMHP allowance
From: 42,020.50 To: 45,468.10 inclusive of a 30% enhancement (see attached terms and conditions document for further information) and AMHP allowance
37 hours per week inclusive of evenings, weekends, bank holidays, floating shifts and on-call working on a rota basis - please see below attachments for further information
Closing date:


Based at Municipal Building in Widnes, the Halton and St Helens Emergency Duty Team provides an out of hours response to emergency situations for People's Services, Mental Health Services, Homelessness for Vulnerable People, Youth Offending and Asylum Seekers. We provide a point of contact for advice and where necessary an immediate emergency service to individuals and families who are experiencing crisis.

As a member of the Halton & St Helens EDT Service you will be part of a skilled and professional team supported by experienced colleagues and managers. Primarily you will work from a 24-hour office base in the Municipal Building. The service operates on a shift rota basis including evenings, weekends, bank holidays, floating shifts and after midnight on-call working from home - for further details please see attached rota and terms and conditions of service document.

Could you be who we are looking for?

Do you have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver a high quality service to vulnerable children and adults?

Are you Social Work qualified with a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience?

Do you have an awareness of the legislative and procedural issues relating to safeguarding work?

Can you operate with a high level of professional autonomy?

If so we want to hear from you….

For informal discussion please contact Lyn Hughes - Team Manager on 0151 511 8200 / 07842996909 or e-mail

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd January 2018.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration

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