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Advanced Social Worker

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £39,880 to £42,821
  • Location: Agile
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 16/06/2021 at 23:55
  • Reference: CF&E/21/153610

Grade PO10

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

Advanced Social Worker in Permanence- You will be a qualified Social Worker and will  have significant experience in working with Children Looked After. You will coordinate multiagency plans of support to children and deal with safeguarding issues effectively. You will support the manager in  developing your staff team and ensure high quality service delivery.

You should have a track record of success in children's social care. You will be used to working collaboratively with other agencies, using formulation to understand children's experiences, and have good levels of experience in providing quality support to team members. You will be provided with development opportunities and strong peer and management support to help ensure success in the role. Key to the role is a focus on supporting children to achieve permanence, and ensuring children's welfare is paramount at all stages.

Interviews will be scheduled for week beginning 21st June.

For more information please contact Eifion Burke - 07766393940 - eifionburke@wirral.gov.uk

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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