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Social Worker- Contact and Referral Team
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/21/152120
  • Published: Mon 24/05/2021, 9:55 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,672 - £34,728 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Social Worker- Contact and Referral Team

The Integrated Contact and Referral Team (ICART) is a busy 'front door' service screening referral's from professionals and members of the public. ICART is a multi-disciplinary team which comprises of Social workers, Early Help Workers, Health, EWO and Police.

We are looking for an experienced social worker to join us on a permanent, full-time basis. You will work in a busy environment screening referrals that may require social care intervention at Level 3, S.17 and S.47 of the relevant legislation. You will be providing members of the public with advice and guidance on child welfare concerns and providing professionals with clear guidance and support. Ideally, you will have Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub experience. You will also be attending step up meetings and completing court letters on closed cases. IT skills are essential as you will recording notes on Halton’s Eclipse system.

To apply for this role you must be a qualified social worker, be registered with Social work England. We offer the opportunity for progression and continued professional development which includes a focus on a Practice Educator pathway alongside the progression up to advanced practitioner. We have strong links to our local Universities and we offer specialist training and membership of Research in Practice.  

Here at Halton we are committed to supporting Social Workers to achieve their aspirations and you will have real opportunities for further promotion and training, as the Council is keen to develop advanced practitioners and also future leaders.  For those who wish to explore a pathway in to management, we provide opportunities to gain management qualifications.

ICART is a small and friendly team where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference. In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week, the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme and free parking. You will also receive a car user allowance. For more information on the benefits of working for Halton please visit

If you are considering applying and would like to discuss the opportunity please contact Susan Turner on 0151 511 7383.

Interviews will be held on the 23rd June 2021

Please note interviews will be held in accordance with current Government social distancing measures and carried out via Skype video conferencing.