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Social Worker
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: SP/22/179838
  • Published: Mon 17/01/2022, 10:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/02/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 9-5; Friday 9-4.40
  • Salary: £28,672 - £34,728
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Social Worker

Qualified Social worker £28,672 - £34,728 (SCP 24-31)

As a qualified Social Worker you will be based in the complex care team Widnes, and have a responsibility to undertake assessment, support planning and reviews for adults with learning disabilities, physical sensory disabilities and older people. Your work will also include undertaking safeguarding enquiries, completing court of protection applications and working closely with a range of multidisciplinary teams

 As a newly qualified Social Worker you will have support and guidance under the structure of the ASYE process to develop your practice under the close supervision of team managers and with the support of advanced social workers and experienced social workers in the team. You will hold a varied caseload and you will be supported to develop skills to manage an increasingly complex caseload as you progress.

As an experienced Social Worker you will ideally have experience of working with a complex caseload, and strong practical experience of relevant legislation including completion of Court of Protection applications. You will have a strengths based approach, be capable of developing a strong understanding of available community resources, and be able to utilise your well-developed skills of negotiation and diplomacy in navigating challenging cases.


Halton is committed to supporting professional development of social workers offering a range of formal (including practice education and Best Interests Assessor) and informal development opportunities including working with you to develop specific areas of interests you may have within the field of adults social work.


Note to applicants:

Applications are invited from all Social Workers including Newly Qualified Social Workers who are able to demonstrate they are to formally gain their qualification, and be eligible to register with Social Work England, within the next 3 months. Please confirm which level of post you are applying for as directed within your application.

If you are applying for this position as a Newly Qualified Social Worker, you will be expected to undertake the ASYE programme. Continued employment in the role is subject to successful completion of the programme.

Applications will not be accepted where an applicant has previously failed to complete the ASYE programme with another employer.

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

Interviews will be held on week beginning 28th February 2022

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


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.