What we offer

Knowsley’s Social Work Academy supports social worker progression and development for professionals at every stage of a social worker’s career.

The academy is available to all those who work within Knowsley Council’s Children’s Services from newly qualified Social Workers, Children’s Social Workers, Practice Educators, Advanced Practitioners, Assistant Team Managers to Team Managers.

There is tailored support provided to social work students who come into the profession from various routes including the traditional university route, Frontline and Step Up to Social Work.

The Academy offers Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) with opportunities to benefit from a year-long intensive training and support programme – the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. (ASYE)

You will be given support and training to deliver change to children and families in Knowsley as well as delivering lasting improvements to our services.

We offer a competitive salary package, along with our commitment to develop your learning through excellent professional development.

Knowsley’s Children’s Social Care has a Principal Social Worker who is dedicated to social work and the development of social workers. The Principal Social Worker works closely with a range of council services to ensure the standards for social workers to practice are met.