Rochdale Borough Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Rochdale

Whether you’re a shopaholic, a history fan or find comfort in nature and the arts, then we know you’ll find your haven in Rochdale. The picturesque Spodden Valley is full of wildlife, industrial heritage and plenty of spectacular views, great for avid walkers. Hollingworth Lake Country Park also promises a great time, as do theatres including the Gracie Fields Theatre, The Curtain Theatre and Middleton Arena. From pop, jazz and rock through to comedy, drama and dance, there is a wide range of shows to revel in, to live your life to the fullest. And whenever you fancy a spending spree, just head over to the town centre for 2 fantastic shopping centres, a well as the unique market stalls. Along with the water-based and climbing activities found at the Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre, there’s no reason not to love living in Rochdale, or work there either.

All About Rochdale Borough Council

Rochdale Borough Council is the local authority for the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester. It comprises 60 councillors, 3 for each of the 20 wards in Rochdale. These wards include Bamford, Central Rochdale, East Middleton and Healey, as well as Norden, Littleborough Lakeside, West Heywood, Milnrow and Newhey and Smallbride and Firgrove. As well as providing a variety of great services to its constituents, their main aim is to be ‘’a council which builds success and prosperity with our citizens and partners, whilst protecting our vulnerable people.’’

Rochdale Borough Council’s Key Social Services Include:

  • Fostering: This is where future foster parents can learn how to become a foster carer, all about foster carer allowances and what’s involved with being a foster parent.
  • Adoption: Through the ‘Adoption Now’ initiative, future adopters can learn about the children who need to be urgently adopted, the processes involved and how they can make a difference in these children’s’ lives.
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs: Where teachers and parents who are concerned about their children can get help from the Early Help and Schools Inclusion Team, as well as the Educational Psychology Service.

Other important services Rochdale Borough Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Rochdale Borough Council

Rochdale Borough Council offers social workers a fantastic range of roles from which to choose from, including those working as part of a cared for children team, community mental health team (CMHT) and emergency duty team (EDT), as well as their duty and assessment team and child protection team.

Our current roles in Rochdale include:

  • Advanced Practitioner – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 3 – Cared for Children Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 3 – Community Mental Health Team – Working With Adults.
  • AMHP – Emergency Duty Team – Working With Children & Families.

To learn more about our full range of roles, please click here.

Why Rochdale Borough Council Is A Great Place To Work

  • They are leading the way in social work with their innovative ACT (Achieving Change Together) programme, which includes support for those at risk of, or victims of child sexual exploitation.
  • In 2018, they won the national MJ Achievement Award for Digital Transformation, reflecting the way in which they deliver services online, greatly benefiting their constituents and staff members.
  • They put all staff members on their ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ – a team benefit there to help you deal with any personal or professional problems which could be having an effect on your well-being.

Our Relationship With Rochdale Borough Council

Rochdale Borough Council and Portman Recruitment work closely together to find strong and suitable candidates for the roles they have to fill. Whenever they are looking for new social workers, they will send us across available roles and based on the job specs, we’ll send across CVs that we feel best meet their needs. Should a CV stand out, we’ll let our lucky candidate know, and an interview will be set up with Rochdale Borough Council. We’ll help with interview prep and technique, and ensure the candidate feels ready to show off their skills. We’ll follow up with post-interview feedback, and should the candidate be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and provide them with a beneficial welcome pack. This includes details of their dedicated consultant, who will always be there to help should they need us.

‘’Can’t say enough positive things about Portman Recruitment! Well looked after, listened to and supported. Go above and beyond to find the right role for you.’’ – Phil

Rochdale Borough Council sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? If you’d like to learn more about them and the range of social work roles available in Rochdale, then please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rochdale Borough 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 Rochdale Borough 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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