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Council Job Vacancies

Welcome to St.Helens Council's Job Vacancies. Please follow the instructions on each individual form to complete your application. Completed forms will be submitted automatically to the appropriate team for processing and you will be notified should your application proceed to interview.


Job title:
Social Worker
Job reference:
People's Services
SCP 23 to 32
From: 26,999 To: 34,788 per annum
37 per week
Closing date:


Life Beyond Work

With its mix of glorious countryside covering 55% of the Borough, quality culture and entertainment and first-class sport, St.Helens has something for everyone.

Located at the heart of England’s North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St.Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St.Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.

Working for St.Helens Council

* We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
* We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
* Attractive salary and relocation package
* Excellent pension scheme
* Essential car user allowance is available subject to criteria being met
* Free car parking

The positions currently available are across the following teams:

- Front Door (Senior Social Worker)
- Duty Team
- Social Work Assessment
- Permanence

The salary for this post is SCP 23-32 however consideration will be given to an additional 2,000 recruitment and retention allowance upon appointment for experienced Social Workers.

We welcome applications from newly qualified Social Workers and will provide you with a structured programme of training, mentoring and support. In addition, during your assessed and supported year of employment (ASYE) we offer a reduced and protected caseload and additional reflective supervision.

You will be given plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and practice whilst ensuring we maintain the highest safeguarding standards and quality.

Working for People's Services

The service has embarked on a wide range of improvement work to improve outcomes for children and families.

You will work to help support the effective and timely delivery of appropriate intervention and support services to children and their families.

The successful applicant will:

- Be committed to continuous professional development and practice improvement
- Possess good analytical, assessment and planning skills
- Have the ability to engage children and families
- Have the ability to effectively engage other professionals

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.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration.

For an informal discussion please contact either Matthew Heatley, Head of Service (Permanence) or Elaine Newcombe, Head of Service (Assessment) on 01744 671042.

When applying for this vacancy, you have the following options

For an application form and further details contact:

When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number.
The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.