Newly Qualified Social Worker needed in Wirral, UK (Sponsorship Available)

Are you newly qualified in Social Work and looking to get your career off to the best start? Do you value a supportive environment where you will have access to regular reflective supervision, development opportunities and an effective ASYE programme?  Are you passionate about using your newly acquired knowledge and practice experience to shape the futures of families in need? And do you want to understand how you can become an experienced social work within 2 years of post-qualifying?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council should be your employer of choice!

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. Wirral is a great place to work. We are a supportive and nurturing council, committed to developing and progressing our social care workforce so that they can achieve their ambition and thrive.

Wirral children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. We want to make Wirral great for children and their families and we are looking for excellent social workers to join our #bethedifference campaign to improve outcomes for children and young people.


  • Newly Qualified Social Worker (Band H)


  • £33,945 – £36,648 per annum

Job Schedule

  • Full Time


  • Wirral, UK

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for Newly Qualified Social Workers. You will be supported by an ASYE Coordinator and a Practice Improvement Team, where you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities both to support your work with children and families but also to enable self-development and resilience building.

You will have access to a range of staff engagement events, led by visible leaders and managers. Our Wellbeing Manifesto offers a range of activities and information that supports you to stay fit, healthy and motivated in work whilst recognising that social work can often be challenging in supporting and protecting vulnerable children.


  • Provide information and support to enable people, groups and communities to access universal services, commission a range of services designed to minimise risks, and improve the quality of Life for individuals, families, carers/carer groups and communities.
  • Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for individuals, families and carers.
  • Liaise with colleagues in own and other departments and external agencies in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities.
  • Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meet organizational responsibilities for safeguarding.
  • Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, applying your skills knowledge and professional judgement within the council and agency requirements helping to ensure seamless service responses to individuals with multiple needs.
  • Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation and A range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks, and appropriate support plans.
  • Maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required.
  • Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns, alongside a more experienced Social Worker where appropriate.
  • When required give evidence in Court in relation to Care Proceedings or other Court related matters.



  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent.
  • Be registered with the HCPC and able to evidence this.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to demonstrate practice which supports the core principles of the College of Social Work and Families and Wellbeing Directorate.
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to the Service Area e.g.

Children and Families:

  • Children Act 1989, 2004.
  • Children and families Act 2014.
  • Leaving care Act 2000.
  • Carers (Recognition of Services) Act 1995.


  • Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and/or the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA).
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
  • Care Act 2014.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people including families and professionals.
  • Able to demonstrate organisational skills.
  • Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Social Workers.
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Able to work with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, irrespective of their circumstances and background.
  • Must be willing to move across teams according to the needs of the service.
  • An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work in partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies.


  • Working with vulnerable individuals and families.


  • Ability to travel within or outside the Borough.
  • Exercise emotional intelligence and demonstrate a developing emotional resilience in relation to their job role.
  • Adult & Disability Services: Able to work five out of seven days a week on a rota basis. This includes weekends and unsocial hours.
  • Children’s and Young Peoples Services: Required to work outside office hours when necessary.


  • Visa Sponsorship: The Council has a visa sponsorship license and is therefore able to offer certificates of sponsorship to non-UK residents through the skilled-worker route for this role. In order to qualify for this, applicants must be undertaking their qualification in the UK or have completed it in the UK, and require sponsorship.
  • As an employer, we are committed to creating a positive, supportive environment for all our staff. We offer an outstanding range of benefits including competitive salaries, family-friendly employment initiatives and a generous annual leave entitlement.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the certificate of sponsorship alone is not a visa: an individual will still need to apply for and receive their visa to have the Right to Work in the UK.

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should please CLICK HERE to apply and learn more about the role.


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Application Deadline

May 19, 2024 (11:59 pm)