Social Worker, Experienced Social Worker (Children’s) needed in Wirral, UK (Sponsorship Available)

The Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council are currently accepting applications for the roles of Social Worker and  Experienced Social Worker, and thus welcomes the applications from qualified individuals with experience in the Social Work sector.

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.

We have vacancies in: Assessment and Intervention (Child in Need Team), Assessment and Intervention (Court Teams), Permanence Teams. Please state on your application which team you are interested in.


  • Social Worker, Experienced Social Worker (Grade P02 –P06)


  • £36,648 – £43,421 per annum

Job Schedule

  • Full Time


  • Wirral, UK

About the Role

This is an opportunity to develop core child in need and child protection skills, working closely with children, young people and their families and developing child-centred, co-produced plans which reflect aspirations and sustainability for families.

In this role you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities provided by a dedicated Practice Improvement Team both to support your work with children and families but also to enable self-development and resilience building.

You will also be provided with the right tools and working infrastructure which will allow you to work flexibly around your own needs as well as the needs of children and families enabling you to maximise efficiency and meet tight deadlines without overburdening process and bureaucracy.


  • Ensure through the provision of services that children are safe and achieving good outcomes.
  • Provide professional information, assessment and support to enable children, young people and their families to access, a range of services designed to minimise risks and improve their quality of life.
  • Liaise with internal and external partners in order to gather information relevant to assessment and reviewing of care planning activities.
  • Accurately record and critically analyse information, following organisational policies and meeting organisational responsibilities for safeguarding.
  • Undertake statutory duties relating to safeguarding concerns.
  • Work across organisational boundaries and contribute to the work of established and developing multi agency teams, in order to deliver seamless service responses to children, young people and their families with multiple needs.
  • Maintain and update case notes and other records, prepare statements or reports, attend and give evidence in court in care proceedings, private law cases and adoption proceedings as appropriate.
  • Develop expertise in one or more areas of children’s social care practice, and be recognised by peers as a source of reliable knowledge and advice.
  • Investigate allegations of neglect or ill treatment of individuals.
  • Balance needs and risks with rights and choices, taking account of power differences and promoting positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
  • Provide an oversight of cases and give clear directions and supportive actions within appropriate timescales to members of staff within the team.



  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent.
  • Registered with the Social Care England and able to evidence this.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in line with PCF.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of UK legislation relevant to Children and Families.
  • Working and leading in a multi-agency team.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements.
  • Model and demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc.
  • Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Children’s Social Care.
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity.
  • Able to work with children, young people and families with an understanding of their cultural identity and heritage.
  • 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.
  • Sound assessment and interviewing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership across partner agencies.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload and time.
  • Ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.


  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families.
  • Experience of assessment and care planning.
  • Experience of working with partner agencies in a professional capacity.
  • Able to demonstrate experience across a range of statutory work including assessment, planning, safeguarding and court work.


  • May be required to move across teams according to the needs of the service.
  • Able to travel within or outside the Borough.
  • Required to work outside office hours when necessary.
  • Exercise emotional intelligence and demonstrate a developing emotional resilience in relation to the job role.


  • 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.
  • Competitive Salary
  • As an employee, you will be part of our collective family, involved in a programme of thought-provoking and relevant staff engagement events, led by visible leaders and managers.
  • You will have access to a bespoke wellbeing programme tailored to the needs of Social Care employees and responsive to the challenging and difficult circumstances you encounter.


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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)