Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Liverpool

Liverpool is a city where you can be yourself. It’s a city for music lovers, culture chasers and creatives. A city of friendly faces and plenty to do it’s a city that has its own pace and is infamous in its own way. People are proud to be from Liverpool, and each person’s day is different. Bursting with museums and galleries such as The Tate and places like The Beatles Story that are downright unique, Liverpool proves itself to be an amazing place to work. The city is all about the people, making it a great place to be a social worker. This page is dedicated to telling you about why you may want to work with Liverpool City Council and what opportunities are currently available.

All About Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council is the governing body for the city of Liverpool in Merseyside, consisting of 90 councillors, 3 for each of the city’s 30 wards which include; Anfield, Woolton, Central, Speke-Garston, Fazakerley and Picton. Liverpool City Council is committed to making Liverpool a strong city through inclusive and sustainable growth and building a fair city through breaking the cycle of deprivation, improving health and tackling poverty.

Liverpool City Council’s Main Social Services Include:

Children’s Social Services: Where the public can report a child at risk, get advice for Young Carers, or find out information about children’s centres, childcare providers and more.

Fostering: Where potential foster parents can come to learn about children who need foster care, what it takes to be a foster parent and understand the support the council and its social workers provide.

Adult Social Services: Where the public can get information on living independently, disabled facilities grants, and how you can get support as a carer.

Other important services Liverpool City Council offers the public includes:

Types of Social Work Roles Available at Liverpool City Council

Liverpool City Council has a wide selection of roles within the Social Work sector, including roles working in support of SEND, fostering team and Public Health.

Some of our roles include:

Deputy Team Manager (P/T) – Disabled Team – Working With Children & Families.

QSW – Standard – Early Help Team – Working With Children & Families.

QSW – Advanced – Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.

Advanced Social Worker – Safeguarding Team – Working With Children & Families.

Community Manager – Assessment and Care Delivery Team – Working With Adults.

To see more of our roles based in Liverpool, click here.

Why Liverpool City Council is a Great Place to be a Social Worker

  • Those who work for the council should expect to have a rewarding career in front of them in a fast-moving and supportive environment. In a dynamic team – together you will make Liverpool a strong and growing city, built on fairness.
  • Liverpool City Council is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the fair treatment of staff, potential staff and service users.
  • Sustainability is at the heart of what the council thinks and does. The Sustainability Development Plan guides the framework, corporate strategies and individual service plans, making for a more sustainable Liverpool.

Our Relationship with Liverpool City Council

During our time working with Liverpool City Council, we appreciate the supportive atmosphere our candidates are offered and the great respect they have for social workers throughout their time in their chosen role. Authorities, like Liverpool City Council, are governed by a vendor system. When jobs that come from these authorities come through, they manage them and send them out to registered agencies, like Portman Recruitment. We then put forwards CVs through of the right candidates, based on their requirements and if the candidate is successful then the vendor will request an interview.

Then, it’s over to you! Although we won’t leave you on your own with it, we guide our candidates throughout the process with interview practice and technique. We always follow up with both parties after the interview to get feedback from both the council and the candidates.

If you’re successful we’ll arrange a start date and provide you with a welcome pack! The support doesn’t stop there as all of our social workers benefit from a dedicated consultant who regularly checks in with you to make sure you’re happy in your role and everything is going smoothly.

‘’Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.’’ – Dina

If you’d like to know more about Liverpool City Council or more about Portman Recruitment, give us a call today on 0161 327 0936

Frequently Asked Questions

Liverpool City Council are looking for social workers with 2 or 3 years experience in the social work industry. This level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has seen and done it all in the industry. However, during times of high demand some authorities will be looking for candidates with 12 months experience, while not the ideal 2 or 3 years experience, a year is still considered sufficient.

City Councils operate 35 hours per week contract and 40p per mile business mileage.

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment then please call us. It’s as simple as that. If it’s day 1 or day 101 we want to hear from you if you have a problem. We want to hear because a) we care and want what is best for you and b) we want to help come up with a solution to ensure that you’re happy with your role. Our dedicated consultants build strong working relationships and take your problems personally. Portman Recruitment is just a phone call away.

Since day one, Portman Recruitment was created to offer an above and beyond service for their social workers and their clients. This commitment and ethos enable us to stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always go one step further than our competitors. From CV writing and interview techniques to more palliative support like phone calls and advice on anything related to their social work role. We’re just a call away and if that isn’t answered we’ll endeavour to get back to you that same day.

Here at Portman Recruitment, we are proud of the level of service that we offer. From the moment our social workers walk through the door they see how different we really are. We’re understanding, empathetic and genuinely care about our social workers. In our minds, the contractor always comes first and once they’re placed in a role we will endeavour to be in touch with them to help smooth out any issues. Plenty of social workers that have left us for more permanent roles will get in touch with us to check-in. We treat everyone like a part of our family and all enjoy meals out together and regularly visit social workers.

Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Manchester City Council are paid weekly via their requested payroll company. We also operate an in-house PAYE scheme should someone want to use that to ensure they’re never out of pocket.

Our honest, transparent and caring way of working is something that is regularly commented on by our clients – its a level of service that is unlike many others. Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role of social workers in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. You’re not just a number or someone who is filling a space. You’re a person. An individual social worker who deserves the best in practical and emotional help.

Working for Liverpool City Council is something you may choose for a number of reasons, but most often location and working within an area of familiarity is the primary reason. If you are considering working here and need advise, talk to one of our recruitment consultants about career opportunities.

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