It’s an exciting time to be joining Children Social Care in Warrington, our senior practitioners work alongside our MASH team manager playing a key role in effectively managing referrals into the service.

Our senior practitioners also play a crucial role in implementing our practice model, and work closely with our Child in Need team managers in developing outstanding social work practice across the teams.

We are looking for committed social workers who feel confident in making decisions to safeguard and protect children, and are passionate about supporting and developing staff.

As a senior practitioner in the MASH you will have the opportunity to develop your skills further this will include developing management skills should you be on your own career progression journey, such as delivering development sessions and supervision of our social care advisors.

Here in Warrington we are on our own journey and are currently embedding Systemic Practice, we are proud to be graded Good in all areas in our 2019 Ofsted inspection. Which says;-

“Most social workers are permanent and experienced employees. This is complemented by a continuous supply of both recently qualified and qualifying social workers, who unanimously endorse the high standard of support and early career development provided by the local authority. Social workers’ morale across the service is high, and they are realising the benefits of smaller teams, continuous allocation to children, manageable caseloads and the considerable investment in their training and development. Social workers also appreciate the importance given to their emotional well-being and welfare through regular ‘check-ins’."

We have a strong vision for social work practice in Warrington and are developing a new approach to social work. We are currently embedding a relationship based practice model that has systemic practice at its core. We are working alongside the Centre for Systemic Social Work, who are providing a comprehensive training programme to social workers and managers across our teams.

In Warrington we want all children and families to benefit from high quality and purposeful relationships with professionals. We believe this will help create the best opportunities for people to change and reach their full potential. We also believe one of the most effective ways to improve the outcomes for children and families is through providing our social workers with the best conditions in which they can thrive.

We are also moving to our new building in Time Square, this is a great work space with hubs and pods which will provide a great environment to work, furthermore, with cafes and restaurants on the doorstep.

So if you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people with relationship based practice at the heart of everything we do and develop great relationships, then come and join us in Warrington where we are passionate about our work with children and families.  We have high aspirations for our children and welcome those who share our ambition.

Location: Warrington – with excellent transport links to surrounding areas

Closing date: 13th July 2020

Interviews: week commencing 20th July 2020 via Skype

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer