Trafford Council

Trafford Council

Social Work Job Vacancies in Trafford

Trafford is so full of life that it’s no wonder that the people who visit, live and work there can’t get enough of the area, and rave about all the fantastic things to do there. Not only is Trafford home to Manchester United Football Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, but it’s also home to the Trafford Centre. This shopping and entertainment complex offers visitors hundreds of shops – including John Lewis, Selfridges and Debenhams – as well as a 20-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, a Laser Quest arena, Paradise Island miniature golf and a Namco Funscape arcade and bowling alley, as well as Europe’s largest food court. If you’re a leisure-seeking social worker, then we couldn’t recommend being a social worker in Trafford highly enough. With plenty of fantastic roles from which to choose, let us tell you why Trafford Council is also a great place to work.

All About Trafford Council

Trafford Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester. Currently comprising 63 councillors, 3 for each of the 21 wards in Trafford, these wards include Altrincham, Bowdon, Hale Barns, St Mary’s, Timperley and Clifford, as well as Urmston, Stretford, Sale Moor and Flixton. Offering their constituents a superb range of services, their main aims are to give ‘’people in Trafford greater choice about where they live; to build and sustain in thriving communities, and to develop areas which we can all take pride in’’ and ensuring that all people receive the care they need and have access to green spaces.

Trafford Council’s Main Social Services Include:

Adults & Older People: Where those with mental health issues, those who have a physical disability, people suffering from a health condition and those with learning disabilities, as well as older people, can find the support they need.

Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn about Trafford Council’s fostering panel, how foster parents are reviewed, how they match children with them and all about the safer care and the related policies.

Education of Vulnerable Children: Where those can register for education for children who are living in poverty, dealing with behavioural issues or mental health concerns or have special requirements that mean education needs to be further catered to their needs.

Other key services Trafford Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Trafford Council

Trafford Council can provide social workers with a superb selection of jobs and teams to work within – including community mental health and multi agent referral & assessment teams.

Some of our roles include:

  • QSW Level 2 – Multi-Agent Referral & Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW Level 3 – Review and Improvement Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW Level 3 – Permanence Team – Working With Children & Families
  • QSW Level 3a – Community Mental Health Team -Working With Adults

For our full range of Trafford-based roles, please click here.

Why Trafford Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • Trafford Council has various types of social worker-based roles, including those that involve working with children, families, those with mental health concerns and as part of review and improvement teams.
  • They truly care about their social workers and only want what’s best for them, and the clients they support.
  • Though the recent Ofsted report highlighted issues with the council, they have remained positive and continue to work tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young adults and have decided to refocus their energy on raising the quality and reliability of everything they do.

Our Relationship With Trafford Council

Because of our commitment to candidate care, we work closely with Trafford Council to ensure that the roles they are hiring for are suitable and safe. We are signed up to receive their agency vacancies, and based on their needs, we’ll send across CVs that we feel best match the job requirements. Trafford Council will look through the CVs and request interviews with candidates that they’d like to meet, which we will help set up.

Following on from the interview, we will gain feedback fairly quickly and advise our candidates on strong points and areas of improvement. Should they be successful, we’ll arrange a start date and ensure they feel prepared and ready to take on their new assignment.

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

To find out more about Trafford Council and how we can help you work at your ideal job, please give us a call today on 0161 327 0936. We’re only too happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trafford 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 Trafford 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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