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.
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