COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Working with WillisPalmer

WillisPalmer is the leading provider of high-quality multi-disciplinary services to children and their families in the UK

There are many benefits to working with WillisPalmer; being a part of a national network of over 300 like-minded professionals – offered work tailored to your expertise. All contractors receive discounted places on our training courses, allowing you to constantly refresh and hone your skill set.

Every report completed by WillisPalmer is rigorously quality assured by our quality assurance consultants, all of whom have over 30 years post-qualifying experience within social work. It will also be proof-read by your dedicated case manager who is on hand to support you throughout the life of each case. This quality assurance process is free-to-you and means that you receive constructive and focused feedback – allowing you to continuously improve. What’s more, we guarantee payment on 42 days from receipt of invoice and you won’t ever have to chase us.

Our reputation is built on the quality of the professionals who register with us. Our high standards mean that working with WP isn’t for everyone, however, if you feel you have the expertise – we encourage you to begin your registration with us today.

“The staff at WillisPalmer are always professional, and go out of their way to make working with them easy and pleasant. They always try to match professionals with cases that play to their strengths, and thus the work is much more interesting. I would highly recommend working with WillisPalmer to any of my colleagues!”

Dr L. Monaco - Clinical Psychologist

“I have been working with WillisPalmer for 4 years now and the support and advice I have been provided with throughout this period has been exemplary. The WillisPalmer staff know the social care market inside out. The QA Consultants are superb and always supportive if I need a second opinion or am feeling stuck on a case. A big thank you to you all for making my life as an ISW so much easier.”

M. Cullen - ISW

Available Positions

WillisPalmer is a provider of professional social work and psychology services to local authorities and solicitors throughout the UK. We provide professionals to assist in cases of child neglect or abuse, adoption and fostering. Please see our available positions below:

Independent Social Worker (field based)

Due to expansion WillisPalmer are looking to recruit Independent Social Workers across the United Kingdom. We are in the process of developing new projects and as a consequence need creative, innovative and flexible individuals with at least seven years post qualifying social work experience to join us.  We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience in the following areas:

  • Parenting assessments
  • Hold the PAMS accreditation
  • Fostering and adoption
  • Mental health and domestic violence specialist services
  • Trainers who deliver courses on a broad range of subjects related to children and families
  • Domestic violence and/or sexual abuse

If you are interested in working as an independent social worker then we can offer you the following:

  • A varied portfolio of work that meets your skills
  • Support from a dedicated Case Manager
  • Payment of invoices 42 days from receipt
  • Free Quality Assurance process on all work undertaken for the company
  • Dedicated Quality Assurance Consultant to provide advice and support
  • Training at a reduced cost

If you are interested, please fill in our online application here.

Qualified Forensic Risk Assessor (field based)

Owing to demand we now urgently require qualified risk assessors to undertake forensic risk assessments and treatment programmes with children, adolescents and adults.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Regular and varied portfolio of work
  • Guaranteed Payment on 42 days from receipt of invoice
  • Discounted training courses
  • Opportunity to become part of an experienced network of professionals
  • Support from a dedicated case manager
  • Free quality assurance from a highly experienced consultant

If you are interested, please fill in our online application here.

Consultant Psychologist (field based)

Owing to demand we now urgently require qualified psychologists to undertake a range of assessments with children, adolescents and/or adults that specialise in:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Regular and varied portfolio of work
  • Guaranteed Payment on 42 days from receipt of invoice
  • Discounted training courses
  • Opportunity to become part of an experienced network of professionals
  • Support from a dedicated case manager
  • Free quality assurance from a highly experienced consultant

If you are interested, please fill in our online application here.

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