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Senior Social Worker - Assessment And Support Team

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade H3 SCP 36-40 £42,503 - £46,549

Closing Date: October 10th 2023 at 23:59

Assessment & Support Service

Our Assessment and Support Teams undertakes Child & Family Assessments, support children & families via Child in Need Plans on a short term basis and ensure partnership agencies offer support at an early help level.  The teams also undertake S7 private family court proceedings, Section 47 child protection enquiries and supports families to prepare for Initial Child protection Conferences. At times the service commences Initial Care Proceedings to safeguard children in emergency situations and undertake joint assessments with Housing regarding young people who are homeless.

You will have the opportunity to develop trusting relationships with children and their families. Using our restorative and strength based co-produced Blackpool Families Rock approach we support families to have great outcomes and prevent children’s needs from escalating.   You will be supported to develop a relationship with your manager, have regular supervision, support from our Practice Development Team, excellent training opportunities and access to tools and resources to assist in your day to day work.

As a senior social worker, you will have the time to support other social workers to develop and there will be opportunities to develop your own specialism of work, such as neglect, domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Social Worker looking for a more specialist role or take their first step into management.

For further information please contact Service Manager, Debbie MacQueen on 01253 477427 or

Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory reference history of at least two years, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of Right to Work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and amendments to the exemptions order, which mean that certain offences are ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed, guidance on the "filtering" of offences can be found at New filtering rules for DBS certificates (from 28 November 2020 onwards) - GOV.UK (

For further information on the health and wellbeing support on offer during your employment, please see here.

Have you got what it takes to ride the Roller Coaster ride of Social Work in Blackpool? for further information on the career path and development opportunities available at Blackpool please see here.

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10th Oct 2023

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