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Manchester sure is a great place to live and work in. From the multitude of transportation links that run throughout the city to the array of cafes, restaurants and leisure activities that attract tourists from across the UK and beyond it, this northern powerhouse is one to be reckoned with. Along with the endless job opportunities across a wide range of sectors, there’s no-where better to be a social worker than in Manchester. Therefore, if you’ve been thinking about switching authorities, or joining your local one, then read this page to learn all about Manchester City Council, the roles we have available with them, and why we believe that this council is a great place to be a social worker.

All About Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester – the city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester. It comprises 96 councillors, 3 for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester, which includes Crumpsall, Rusholme, Deansgate and Piccadilly, as well as Chorlton, Withington, Burnage, Hulme and Ardwick. Offering constituents a whole host of useful services, their key aim is to develop Manchester as a city of national and international significance where people choose to live and in which companies want to invest.

Manchester City Council’s Key Social Services Include:

  • Children’s Services: Where members of the public can report neglect or abuse, children can gain access to health and education facilities and older children can attend youth centres, such as Factory Youth Zone, Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre and Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse.
  • Fostering: Where potential foster parents can learn more about children who need foster care, understand the help and support the council and its social workers can provide (which includes home visits and training), and find out about pay and allowances.
  • Housing Support To Live Independently: Helps people who are struggling to set up or manage a stable home environment. Health issues, the need to develop home economic skills and support with finding employment are just some of the reasons why people may need this assistance.

Other important services Manchester City Council offers includes:

Types Of Social Work Roles Available At Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council offers a fantastic array of social work-based roles, which includes working as part of child disability, LAC and fostering teams.

Some of our current roles include:

  • Team Manager – Integrated Neighbourhood Team – Working With Adults.
  • Service Lead – Transition Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW – Duty and Assessment Team – Working With Children & Families.
  • QSW Level 2 – Fostering Team – Working With Children & Familie.s
  • QSW Level 3 – Acute Medical Unit Team – Working With Teams.
  • QSW Level 3 – Children With Disabilities (CWD) Team – Working With Children & Families.

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

Why Manchester City Council Is A Great Place To Be A Social Worker

  • They have roles for all types of social workers, including those who want to work with children, with families, with the eldery and those suffering from mental health issues.
  • They have a real community spirit that treats their social workers with care and respect and places trust in the recommendations and decisions made by their social workers.
  • They regulate their social workers to ensure that they are providing their clients with the help and support they need, protecting them from harm and always putting their needs above their own.

Our Relationship With Manchester City Council

Authorities, like Manchester City Council, are usually governed by a vendor system. They manage all the jobs that come from the authorities and send them out to agencies, like Portman, who are registered with them. These jobs then get filtered to us and, based on their requirements, we put forward CVs through the same system. If the candidate is successful the vendor will request an interview through the system and we then put it to the social worker.

We’ll then aid our social workers with interview practice and technique, and call them on the day to ensure they feel ready for it. 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 regularly checks in with them to ensure job satisfaction and general happiness.

‘’The staff at Portman do their best for their workers. Reliable and trustworthy – excellent compliance – they don’t rush you into jobs that aren’t suitable just to make a buck like some other recruitment companies, but really take their time to get to know you and your skills and match you with good employers. Highly recommend.’’ – Petula

If you’re looking for your next big break in social work, give us a call today on 0161 327 0936 to learn more about us and the jobs that we have available.

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