Newly Qualified Social Worker (Sponsorship Available)

Are you newly qualified in Social Work and looking to get your career off to the best start?

Do you seek a nurturing atmosphere offering regular reflective supervision, growth prospects, and a robust ASYE program? Are you enthusiastic about applying your fresh insights and practical skills to make a positive impact on the lives of families in need? And are you eager to learn how you can evolve into a seasoned social worker within just two years of post-qualification?

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

Wirral is a unique place, home to a growing population of over 320,000 people and over 8,000 businesses. Our stunning peninsula, extends to 60 square miles, and boasts 25 miles of scenic coastline.

Living in Wirral means you’ll be spoilt for choice. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, packed full of spectacular scenery, with a rich mixture of culture, heritage and picturesque cottages. Our environment, our parks and our leisure and cultural offer are among the best in the UK. It offers cutting edge technology and executive living along the banks of the River Mersey, overlooking one of the most awe-inspiring views anywhere in the world in the famous Liverpool skyline.

Position: Newly Qualified Social Worker (Band H)

Salary: £33,945 – £36, 648 per year

Job Type: Contract (Full Time)

Location: Wirral

Main Duties

  • 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.
  • 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 organisational 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.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter


  • 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 salaries, family-friendly employment initiatives and a generous annual leave entitlement.

NOTE: 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. This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check

Application Process

For further information about the role and to commence your application, please CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

May 19, 2024 (11:59 pm UK Time)

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