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EDT Social Worker

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: 37 per week (shift work)

Contract Grade: H2 £33,136 to £37,107 plus 20% and up to 3 increments possible for AMHP.

SALARY MATCH: Candidates who are recruited from the same or similar role may be eligible for a salary match within the above salary banding.

Discover why Blackpool is the No.1 place to do social work at

An opportunity has arisen to join a committed and experienced Emergency Duty Team who provide an out of hours service.

The team provides  an accessible and responsive emergency social work service outside of office hours across Blackpool.

The team provides social work assistance on an emergency basis to a range of vulnerable people, including families where children may be at risk, people with disabilities and/or acute mental health problems (including acting as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner).

Amongst other things your duties will include the following:

To provide social work assistance on an emergency basis to a range of vulnerable people including families where children may be at risk, people with disabilities and/or acute mental health problems (including acting as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner under the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007).

  • To undertake child protection enquiries and assessments of adults at risk.
  • To undertake swift and thorough assessments of information, circumstances and risk across a range of service areas.
  • To ensure the most vulnerable and “at risk” people are made safe until the next working day.
  • To maintain links and develop close working relationships with other partners, particularly with the Police and other emergency services, Community Mental Health Teams, Housing, Social Care, residential  provision and the Youth Offending Service in order to help develop and foster an integrated delivery of service.
  • To ensure that relevant information is referred on promptly to the appropriate service in order for further assessment to take place or for information sharing purposes.
  • To attend staff meetings, supervisions, training and AMHP meetings as required.

You will need to be an experienced HCPC registered Social Worker and ideally have a AMHP qualification, however Social Workers with experience of dealing with Child Protection matters will also be considered.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team.

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Sarah Morgan  07970828144.


Join one of the UK’s most ambitious children’s services teams as we move forward through our Journey of the Child work to ensure outcomes for children are maximised! We are investing in services, reducing caseloads and ensuring our workforce have a healthy work life balance.

The ideal location

Now is the time to take the next step towards finding your next social care role in a vibrant and diverse location. With excellent transport links to major cities in the North West, a growing housing market and a developing economy, there’s never been a better time to work in or relocate to Blackpool.

If you work in Blackpool you can expect a responsive, friendly and helpful work environment, good IT equipment, and an employee support framework second to none

Or if you’d prefer to live here, our relocation package could help towards finding the perfect home in one of the many wonderful towns or villages across the Fylde Coast.


Like many modern towns, particularly seaside resorts, we deal with some challenging situations. However, we have some exciting initiatives helping us to lead the way in children’s services. We attract grant funding on a regular basis allowing for innovation and creativity too.  Our developing trauma informed place based approach will ensure that we provide the right services for the right children at the right time. 

Our vision supports a needs led ethos of child ready, school ready, parent ready, employment ready and independence.

So nowhere else will you gain as much experience on the job, which makes us a sought-after place to have a career. That’s why we only want to recruit the best people, with the biggest ambitions.

In return you will be well supported within the organisation and will become part of our new way of working where any child’s journey through services is clear, well supported with outcomes and impact for the child clearly articulated.

We have a well-developed targeted intervention service offer for children who are struggling or in need that works alongside our statutory children’s social work teams as one children’s service. This means our service is inclusive and seamless across the Continuum of need.

In order to move this forward we have developed new and reconfigured existing, management roles which will Increase management oversight and support within all teams and ensure we improve outcomes for children young people and their families. 

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 two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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application deadline

11 59 pm

27th Jan 2019

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