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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.

What process do you use to select social workers for positions?

Our process at Portman Recruitment is different for each and every candidate, because of them has different strengths and experiences. It’s also as important to ask them what it is they’re looking for in their new role. Without this insight, we can’t ensure that the social worker will be comfortable in their new role. It’s vital that every party is happy. Some people may be looking for a new challenge, to try something they haven’t tried before, equally some people may be looking for a similar role that they are comfortable in. Regardless of what it is they’re after, we’ll ensure your CV is optimised for the job you’re after. We’ll go out and speak to local authorities and then report back to clients about what the local authorities are after.

In general, local authorities will look for people that have 2 to 3 years experience in the social work field. However, depending on demand and need, some local authorities will look for people with 12 months experience.

Trafford Council offers 37 hours a week contracts and will pay 40 per mile for relevant business trips.

If you’re not happy with your current work assignment, please pick up the phone and give your dedicated consultant at Portman Recruitment a call. We want to help you no matter what the issue is. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the role, if it isn’t right for you or if there is a problem you’re having, we want to know so that we can help you. We encourage our consultants to build strong working relationships with our social workers so that, in the event of a problem, they feel comfortable calling.

We were founded on an ‘above and beyond service’ – we recognise that social workers have a busy life and they need a recruitment agency that has their back. We understand this at Portman Recruitment which is why we’ll always go the extra mile for our social workers. From CV optimisation and meeting prep to regular updates about your application and help with any issues around interviews and questions. We’re always on hand and look to answer as many calls as possible, if we don’t get back to you immediately we’ll be sure to get back to you on the same day.

The high level of service that we offer on a daily basis is something that we’re truly proud of. We train our consultants at Portman Recruitment to understand our ethos. The social worker always comes first in our eyes, we care about them, we make them understand that they won’t just become another number on a spreadsheet. We’ve had plenty of social workers leave us in the past and keep in touch to see how we’re getting on – we really like a big family. Our team gets out to see their clients as much as possible at times that suit the social worker from quick coffee chats to popular team meals out.

All our agency social workers will get paid on time, every time via a payroll company that they have requested. We also have an optional PAYE scheme that social workers are welcome to use.

Working for Trafford Council puts you at the heart of a truly charming community. From Stretford to Dunham Massey to Altrincham there are lots of beautiful towns and villages to live and work in. As well as beautiful places to live, the people of Trafford are also brilliant and truly understand the role of the social worker and how hard it can be. Further, they recognise how integral social workers are to a functioning society. On your days off why not visit Manchester, just minutes from Trafford, support Manchester United and visit Old Trafford or if you’re a rugby fan then Sale Sharks are the team for you.

You’ll really struggle to find a level of service like ours at Portman Recruitment. We’ve worked hard to develop an honest and transparent way of working which a lot of people that work with us find extremely welcoming. We truly respect the role of a social worker and understand how difficult it can be at times, we’ve got your back here at Portman Recruitment.

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