Blackburn is alive with entertainment, offering 3 local theatres that showcase the very best in live music, comedy and drama, as well as a whole host of famous faces. But the fun doesn’t just stop there. From The Mall Blackburn that offers all of your favourite high street stores under one roof to the fantastic Blackburn Market that provides customers with fabrics, cooked meats, heavenly scents and fresh flowers, Blackburn sure is a lovely place to live. Along with the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery where visitors can discover Japanese prints, Egyptology and the largest icon collection outside of London, you can also relax and unwind at Witton Country Park. With so much to offer, it’s no surprise to us that Blackburn is a popular place to live and work, especially among social workers. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking of joining Blackburn with Darwen Council as a social worker, but would like more information on who they are and what they do, then please read this page to find out more.
Blackburn with Darwen Council is a unitary authority area in Lancashire. It comprises Blackburn, the small town of Darwen to the south of it, and the surrounding countryside. There are 51 councillors, 3 for each of the 17 wards in Blackburn and Darwen. These wards include Audley and Queens Park, Bastwell and Daisyfield, Billinge and Beardwood, Blackburn Central, Blackburn South and Lower Darwen, Blackburn South East, Darwen East and Darwen South. The council’s goal is to ‘’enable all of our residents to achieve a good quality of life in a vibrant and thriving place, with strong community values and an inclusive society.’’
Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Key Social Services Include:
Adoption: Where potential parents can learn about the adoption process, what this involves and whether it is right for them. They can also discover what support is available for adoptive families, adopted children and birth family members.
Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn about the various types of fostering roles, whether their current situation would suit a foster child and the training that is available to ensure success.
Child and Family Assessment: Where practitioners can identify a child’s or young person’s needs early, assess those needs holistically, deliver coordinated services and review progress.
Other important services Blackburn with Darwen Council offers includes:
The Blackburn with Darwen Council has a range of roles available for social workers, which includes working as part of child assessment teams and duty and assessment teams.
To see all of the roles we currently have on offer, please click here.
Due to our expertise within social work, we have a strong relationship with Blackburn with Darwen Council, and have a good number of candidates working there including social workers and Team Managers. Due to this, we are signed up to receive all of their agency vacancies, allowing us to send across CV’s that we feel are most suitable. If a candidate appeals to the council, they will suggest an interview, and we will contact the social worker to help set this all up.
We’ll then aid our social worker with interview practice and technique, and boost their confidence so that they can use their strengths throughout the process. Following on from the interview, we’ll gain feedback from the authority and if successful, we’ll arrange a start date.
Our support doesn’t end there however. All of our social workers benefit from a dedicated consultant, who checks in with them to ensure and maintain job satisfaction and address any issues or concerns.
‘’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
If you’d like to work for Blackburn with Darwen Council as a social worker, please don’t hesitate to give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the roles that we currently have available.
The vast majority of local authorities, including Blackburn with Darwen Council, look for candidates that have around 2 to 3 years experience. Having this level of experience is a good indicator that the candidate has a broad range of knowledge and has dealt with situations that may arise again while working for Blackburn with Darwen Council.
Sometimes, however, if demand allows, local authorities will consider hiring social workers that have around 12 months experience.
Blackburn with Darwen Council offers 37 hours a week contracts that are ongoing and they also expense 40p per mile.
Our approach is to ensure our consultants create strong working relationships with our social worker candidates. We do this to ensure that they feel comfortable picking up the phone and letting us know of any issue they may be faced with.
We don’t care if you’ve been with us for 5 minutes or 5 weeks. We want to hear your problem and we want to be able to help solve and put a plan of action in place to prevent it happening again. Should the role not be right we want to proactively manage the situation so that all parties are happy.
In short, pick up the phone straight away!
Portman Recruitment was founded on offering an above and beyond service.
We do this to ensure that we can stand out from our competitors because we know we’ll always be going the extra mile regardless. Candidates who work for Blackburn with Darwen Council feel supported and are more likely to provide their best care and give it their all knowing we’ve got their back.
We’re just a call away and will look to solve any and all problems quickly and efficiently.
Social workers working with Portman Recruitment for Blackburn with Darwen 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.
Working for Blackburn with Darwen Council has a whole host of benefits. Firstly you’re in a great location, you’re within commuting distance of Liverpool, Manchester and other surrounding areas. Secondly, you’ll be working for a council who values and respects you and the role that you do on a daily basis, just like Portman Recruitment.
The people of Blackburn recognise how important social workers are to the smooth running of the community and local area. For years Blackburn with Darwen council has provided high-quality services such as waste & recycling and maintenance of roads & highways.
We work hard to continue our honest and transparent way of working which helps create a welcoming environment different from that of our competitors.
You’ll struggle to find a level of service like ours at Portman Recruitment.
Our dedicated recruitment specialists respect the role that you, the social worker, do in our society and understand the difficult and challenging problems they can face on a daily basis. We want you to know that we’ve got your back if you choose Portman Recruitment.
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