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Social Worker
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/21/165292
  • Published: Mon 20/09/2021, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Salary: £32,234 - £34,728
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Social Worker

Experienced Social Worker- Initial Assessment Team- £32,234- £34,728 (HBC8)

The Initial Assessment Team is a dynamic team based in Widnes, responsible for the assessment of adults with a range of presentations including older people, those with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and adults with drug and alcohol issues and those faced with homelessness, who have referred for social work assessments for the first time. The Team is responsible for signposting them to appropriate services and undertaking Care Act assessments and Safeguarding Enquiries. The team delivers a multi- disciplinary service closely working with a range of professionals/stakeholders across the organisation as well as external partners.

You will be a qualified social worker with experience of undertaking statutory social work assessments. You must be able to work well under pressure within a fast paced and challenging team, thriving on the personal and professional reward gained from working in such diverse and varied role. 

We are specifically looking for Experienced Social workers. You will have completed your ASYE and have successfully navigated your subsequent progression processes. Based on your career aspirations and experience/caseload, you will be given the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications to advance your career further (including best interest assessor and practice educator). You can expect that your commitment to your own professional learning and development will be matched by Halton’s own commitment to your learning and development needs.

In addition to your salary we offer an Essential Car User Allowance and Mileage allowance.

We also provide access to a generous pension scheme. There is free parking available at all HBC office bases and bridge tolls and any other parking costs incurred as part of your working day will be reimbursed.

We can offer a flexible working week and a generous annual leave allowance of up to 33 days based on length of service.



For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Patrick Frost (Principal Manager) on 0151 511 8086


Interviews will be held on 19th October 2021


From 11 November 2021, The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities)(Amendment)(Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 require registered persons of all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes (which provide accommodation together with nursing or personal care) to ensure that a person does not enter the indoor premises unless they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. You will not be eligible for employment or continued employment in such a setting if you are unable to evidence to your employer/prospective employer that you have either been vaccinated with the complete course of doses of an authorised vaccine (including booster doses); or that for clinical reasons you are medically exempt from vaccination.