EXPERIENCED SOCIAL WORKER (YOUNG PERSONS TEAM)

EMPLOYER: KNOWSLEY COUNCIL

REF: CVP 0087A

SALARY

£40,221 – £41,418 per annum

LOCATION

Nutgrove Villa, Westmorland Road, Huyton , Knowsley, L36 6GA

CONTRACT

Permanent

WORKING HOURS

Full time: 36 hours per week.

(Consideration will be given for part time working.)

DBS CHECK:

Enhanced.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

16 June 2024, 11:55pm

Are you looking for your next step in Children’s Social Care?

We currently have vacancies in our Young Person’s Team for Experienced Social Workers.

Our Young Persons Team (YPT) is a dynamic and dedicated team committed to supporting young people in our community. They work tirelessly to empower and advocate for our young people, creating a safe and nurturing environment where they can thrive.  The team work with young people as they enter adulthood, working closely with colleagues from partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

The post is based in a service where the management team is supportive, with experienced, knowledgeable staff who know our young people well and who are committed to getting the best for the young people they support.

The successful applicant will be:

  • A qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
  • Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for oversees workers.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and safeguarding procedures.
  • An ability to engage effectively with young people, families, and colleagues.
  • Empathy and a genuine passion for making a positive impact on young lives.

“There are many opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge. Managers recognise your potential and support your progression. Positive outcomes and feedback is recognised and acknowledged by senior management…. Knowsley is a great place to work.” – Experienced Social Worker for Knowsley.

How to apply

You can book an interview now!

We are holding fortnightly interview panels – there’s no lengthy application forms, no shortlisting, just book an interview at a time that’s convenient for you. You can also view job descriptions and the benefits of working for Knowsley.

If you want to be part of a welcoming, friendly, supportive social work team, book an interview and send your CV and supporting statement to take the first step in joining us.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief, or identity, recognising the value that diversity brings to our organisation. We particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and candidates with disabilities as we acknowledge their under-representation in our workforce.

For more information about the role, download the Job Description and Person Specification.

Experienced Social Worker Job Description

Experienced Social Worker Person Specification

Conditions of Service

If Knowsley Children’s Social Care sounds like a place you could take the next step of your social work career with, book your interview today.

For further details about this post, please contact Joanne Sheridan, Team Manager, via email at joanne.sheridan@knowsley.gov.uk

This job advert may close early if enough applications have been received.

To apply for a Social Work role with Knowsley you must have the right to work in the UK and hold either a work permit or a visa.  Proof of these documents will be required with your application.   At this current time, Knowsley Council are unable to provide sponsorship for international applicants. 

More information relating to working in the UK can be found on the Government’s website.

If you have a recognised Social Work qualification and the right to work in the UK, you would then need to register with Social Work England (SWE) as they are the UK’s Social Work regulators. Once that is in place you could apply for vacancies with Knowsley Council.

To clarify in order to proceed you would need to:

  1. Have the right to work in the UK- Prove your right to work to an employer: Overview – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  2. Have a recognised social work qualification- check via this link- List of overseas qualifications – Social Work England
  3. Be registered with Social Work England Home – Social Work England

Why work for Knowsley?

Newly developed bespoke four-week Induction Programme

MyTime – our monthly supervisions scheduled with you. This is your one-to-one time solely focused on your career development

Reflective supervision – 4 weekly

Access to Signs of Safety Group Supervision.

Manageable Workload – the directors of our service work closely with the Heads of Service and Team Managers to ensure caseloads are manageable and you are supported.

Learning & Career Development: We have a wide range of blended learning opportunities available to all employees, which will be relevant to your job & progression

Generous Holiday Entitlement: starting at 28 days leave with an option to buy additional 10 days leave

Secondment Opportunities

High quality IT Kit supporting agile working arrangements

Newly developed Progression Pathway

Visible Leadership with Monthly Principle Social Worker (PSW) drop-in sessions

Themed Practice Learning Week: Providing a range of bitesize learning opportunities.

We can also offer you:

  • Flexible working, Hybrid working arrangements & family friendly initiatives; Our flexible working scheme allows you to manage your hours & plan your life more easily

  • We are a Disability Confident Employer, meaning we offer Inclusive & accessible recruitment, offering an interview to disabled people, providing reasonable adjustments, & supporting existing employees.

  • Apprenticeship offer

  • Differentiated sickness absence for individuals living with a disability.

  • Menopause policy supporting women in the workplace.

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • A range of workers groups, e.g., Black & Minority Workers’ Group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Forum, Neurodiverse Staff Support Group

  • Wellbeing Support: We want to improve the well-being of our employees both in & out of the workplace

  • Learning at Work Week: A yearly celebration awards to recognise & celebrate individual practice across the council

  • We currently offer free parking

  • We currently offer free Tea & Coffee

  • Cycle to work scheme: We are committed to greener transport solutions. Our scheme entitles you to significant discounts on the price of a new bike & safety equipment

  • Bank holidays

  • Eye tests: We provide all display screen users with a free eye test on request. We have a corporate eye care scheme which includes a contribution to the cost of glasses.

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Discounted Gym membership

  • Credit Union Membership

  • VIVUP Discounts & Savings The program offers a staff discount scheme.