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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.

Have you thought about becoming an Independent Social Worker but are not sure if it is the right move for you? Read our article detailing all you need to know about becoming an Independent Social Worker and how WillisPalmer can help. See below for further details about our recruitment process.

If you are considering becoming an Independent Expert Psychologist, see our article outlining all you need to know about the process and how WillisPalmer can help.

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 WillisPalmer 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

Opportunities Available

Independent Social Worker

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
  • 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 below.

Independent Forensic Risk Assessor

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 below.

Independent Consultant Psychologist

Owing to demand we urgently require 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 below.

Independent Psychiatrist

Owing to demand, WillisPalmer is looking for experienced psychiatrists to undertake a range of assessments with children, adolescents and/or adults.

We have a range of multi-disciplinary services designed to assess children and families and ascertain their level of need while providing practical support. You can find out more about our multi-disciplinary services here.

  • 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 below.

Independent Family Support Worker

WillisPalmer is actively recruiting a national network of Family Support Workers to enable us to meet a growing demand of multi-disciplinary assessments requiring an element of family support or a stand alone family support service.

We are looking to work with a national network of Family Support Workers to work alongside social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists to deliver our Multi-Disciplinary Family Assessment Service.

WillisPalmer delivers stand-alone family support after seeing the value that has been added during the MFA process. Families often require support without the need for formal intensive assessments and that is where the stand-alone service comes into play.

We also have two family support packages; the first provides practical parenting tips to parents with babies while the second intervention targets families with older children requiring an element of family support.

  • Regular and varied portfolio of work
  • 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 below.

Our Registration Process

Our registration process comprises of four stages and is extremely thorough which helps us to determine whether we are a good fit for you and if you are a good fit for us.

Stage 1

Once we have received your CV we will check that you meet our selection criteria, and if so, we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for a telephone interview. If we then decide to progress your registration to Stage 2 we will ask you to send all of your compliance documentation to us at that point.

Stage 2

Once in receipt of all of your compliance documentation we will invite you to a group event via Zoom. The purpose of the group event is for you to understand the WillisPalmer vision, the types of services we provide and gives you the chance to tell us more about yourself.

Stage 3

Following the group event we will then invite you to an individual meeting via Zoom to clarify what type of work you are interested in undertaking. It’s also a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Stage 4

If we decide you are a good fit for us we will then finalise our compliance process and issue you with a contract, which sets out our relationship.

Joining WillisPalmer is free and you have no obligation to take a prescribed amount of work – it’s up to you!

Essential Requirements

When applying please make sure you meet the minimum criteria detailed below and remember all applications are subject to interview and checks:

  • Must be registered as a limited company, or with a UK based umbrella company (we cannot work with sole traders)
  • have a track record of exceptional, high-quality work.
  • be fluent in English.

In addition:

  • Social Workers must have a minimum of seven years post qualification experience, a degree or diploma in social work and all regulatory documents.
  • Psychologists must have a minimum of seven years post qualification experience, a practising certificate and all regulatory documents.
  • Psychiatrists must have a minimum of seven years post qualification experience an MBChB, MD or equivalent and all regulatory documents.
  • Family Support Workers must have experience in working with children and families identified at level 3-4 on the Continuum of Need.

Register your interest online now

To register your interest in working with us, please complete the boxes below, upload your CV and then we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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