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WillisPalmer is recruiting Independent Social Workers

Multi Disciplinary services

WillisPalmer is the largest UK provider of independent multi-disciplinary services for children and families in the UK.

We have a 300 strong national network of Independent Social Workers, Independent Expert Psychologists, Independent Expert Forensic Risk Assessors, Expert Psychiatrists and Family Support Workers available to provide a range of expert assessments and services for children and families.

WillisPalmer is actively recruiting professionals due to an increased demand in services for vulnerable children.

We are looking to recruit:

  • Independent Social Workers
  • Independent Expert Psychologists – child psychologists and adult psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Independent Family Support Workers
  • Forensic Risk Assessors

Why WillisPalmer?

WillisPalmer has been established for 17 years and has a strong reputation for high quality services for children and families. Our experts have a huge range of experience, are highly trained and skilled and guarantee exceptional services.

All independent assessments and expert reports are scrutinised by our Quality Assurance Process which we invest in heavily, ensuring each report answers all the questions outlined in the letter of instruction and is of the standard you have come to associate with WillisPalmer.

  • Established for 17 years
  • National network of highly skilled and experienced professionals
  • Robust quality assurance programme
  • Social work-led company
  • Entirely independent and impartial.
  • Provides extremely high standards of reports.

63% of our expert reports were filed early last year

If you are considering becoming an independent social worker or an independent expert psychologist our articles may be of use and highlight how WillisPalmer can help in the process.

What you can expect from WillisPalmer

  • Regular work
  • You will be paid on time every month
  • You can access peer support and mentoring
  • You will receive discounted WillisPalmer training
  • You will have access to our highly experienced Quality Assurance Team who will provide feedback on your reports to help improve practice

Our Mission…

Our mission is to protect and promote the welfare of children. This is our paramount duty and the reason we exist.

Start working with WillisPalmer

Head of Practice Lucy Hopkins is responsible for recruitment at WillisPalmer and on receipt of your application, a member of the WillisPalmer team will contact you and provide further details.

To find out more about WillisPalmer, visit our website page.

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