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Social Worker

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Integrated Access and Referral Team for a permanent part-time Social Worker. I-Art is the first point of contact for the public and professionals who wish to make a referral in relation to children and their families.

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Job Category
Social Care
CWAC NJC - Grade 9
Salary Min
£33,820 pro rata per annum
Salary Max
£37,261 pro rata per annum
Hours per week
Weeks per year
Employment Type
Closing Date
Ref No

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Social Worker for I-Art on an permanent part-time basis.

Our Children's Social Care workforce is passionate and committed to improving outcomes for Children in our authority by providing a consistent, high quality service to families together with the support from excellent leadership and management. It is an exciting time to join our authority. We are very proud that Ofsted have rated us as one of the top performing Children’s Services in the country; receiving overall “good” in our 2015 inspection and retaining “good” in our recent inspection in 2019.

Our recent inspection has acknowledged that our children benefit from a stable and resilient workforce, who have access to a comprehensive learning and development package, and who are supported to develop experience through an embedded ‘grow our own’ approach to progression. We are approved as a Partner in Practice with the Department of Education and have won "Overall council of the Year" and "Best Innovation" awards in 2018.  We are developing and embedding Our Ways of Working with our multi-agency partners in order to ensure improved collaboration and one common approach to practice utilising Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Practice. 

As a local authority, we have developed an inspirational offer to support and develop our valued workforce, including;  

* high quality progression and developmental opportunities

* free parking at all of our office locations

* work-life balance, flexible and remote working arrangements available

* competitive working rewards

* high quality supervision

* strong reflective practice framework 

If you want to discuss this post, please contact Anna Moulsdale, Integrated Access and Referral Team Manager 01606275063.

Please note that this job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To find out more information about what it is like to work for Cheshire West and Chester Council including our rewards and benefits please see

No candidate will meet every single requirement - if your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please see the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £10.90 per hour for all contracted hours.

For any technical enquiries please email and quote job reference number in all correspondence.

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