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Vacancy Details

Social Workers (Newly Qualified and Experienced) Young People's Teams

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Newly Qualified Grade H (SCP 26-30 £30,984-£34,373) Experienced Grade I (SCP 31-35 £35,336- £39,571) Golden Hello of £3000 applies to Senior Social Worker roles along with a market supplement of £2000. Other incentives available for ASYE; conditions apply
Magdalen House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/05/2022 at 23:59
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Sefton Young Peoples Teams Are you ready to #MakeADifference?

Sefton is a diverse and exciting local authority that is on a journey of aspiration and ambition as it works towards delivering its exciting Sefton 2030 Vision. This journey is shared with our partners and communities as we strive to ensure Sefton is a confident and connected Borough. There is no better time to join Sefton; we have increased Service Manager support across the service and have the support of our new Director, Martin Birch who will lead our improvement journey. We are determined to make improvements with innovative changes planned to include an exciting partnership with Leeds City Council who will support us to implement Leeds Family Valued Model. We want to attract the best people to Sefton and hope that this exciting opportunity to support our cared for young people appeals to you.


We have 2 exciting opportunities for Qualified Social Workers in our Young Peoples Teams within the Corporate Parenting Service in Sefton Children’s Social Care. These teams are supported by established Team Managers who have high aspirations for our young people. You will receive support and guidance your team, managers and partners to enable you to be an exceptional Social Worker in Sefton. Our aim is to work with our young people, their families and carers to understand what is important to them; support them to gain independence skills and ensure transitions to our care experienced teams are supportive and smooth.

We are seeking committed and enthusiastic Social Workers who understand the role of a Corporate Parent and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all our cared for young people are safeguarded and supported to achieve their full potential. Some of our young people need high levels of direct support due to their vulnerabilities; others may be at risk of harm and/or exploitation. If you are passionate about working with young people, have good communication skills ,a sense of humour and are a great team player, this could be the role for you!

What we require from you:

  • Social Work Degree or equivalent Social Work Qualification
  • Current registration with Social Work England (or if a social work student, clear date for registration within the next 3 months)
  • High aspirations for teenagers and a clear understanding of Corporate Parenting Principles
  • Knowledge of human development and family dynamics
  • Knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance, best practice research and the ability to prepare analytical, timely reports and statements for Court when required
  • Excellent organisational and recording skills; and the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently
  • Skills in communicating and listening to teenagers, together with an understanding and dedication to overcome the challenges that 14-17-year-olds can face
  • Ability to effectively undertake partnership working with young people, families, and carers
  • Knowledge of contextual safeguarding, the Assessment Framework and ability to assess risk and need
  • Ability to manage your own caseload with appropriate support, guidance, and supervision
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity
  • Commitment to your own professional development.

Our offer to you:

  • To be part of a caring, supportive, and welcoming team
  • A manageable caseload
  • Access to good quality, monthly, reflective supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • A wide variety of career progression routes bespoke to individual training and development needs as identified in annual PDRs
  • Robust ASYE and practice educator programmes in partnership with HEIs
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Partnership with Research in Practice, providing access to online webinars, podcasts and materials linked to the latest research and policy updates to support your CPD and inform evidence-based reports
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 32 days with 5 years continual service and 8 bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme, maternity/adoption leave pay and maternity support leave
  • Opportunities for agile/flexible working
  • Access to free eye tests and where appropriate, contribution towards spectacles
  • Discounted gym membership with all Active Sefton gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services
  • Occupational Health Service available to advise on work related health issues.
  • Commitment to supporting your emotional and mental health with access to a free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Relocation packages as appropriate.

Interviews will take place face to face at our office base in Bootle – Magdalen House on 25.05.22.

 Please contact Team Managers, Mel Barlow (07814059903) or Sharon Cody (07866176161) if you would like an informal chat about the role. They are proud of what they do, their team and our young people and am sure this will come across when you speak with them.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.




Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed