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Consultant Social Worker (Early Help)

  • Reference: LCC01672
  • Published on: Mon 16/04/2018 14:55 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/04/2018 23:57 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £36,379 - £41,025
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Liverpool
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Liverpool City Council (LCC) are seeking to recruit an experienced Consultant Social Worker for up to 2 years within Children’s Early Help Service who will be responsible for supervising, Police Community Support Officers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to make a real difference to the lives of our children, young people and families.

Why work in Liverpool:

  • World class culture, media and sport offers
  • One of the world’s most distinctive and creative cities, in top 40 visitor destinations in the world
  • European Capital of Culture in 2008 – massive range of events planned for 2018 celebrations
  • Visitor economy £4.3bn, welcomed over 62m visitors and supports over 51,500 jobs
  • World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest harbour

Our vision for children, young people and families is:

All our children and young people enjoy the best possible quality of life and reach their full potential

The Director and his team are committed to supporting and motivating an experienced, stable and skilled workforce to ensure we deliver this vision for our children and families,

Children’s Services - Early Help Service is currently recruiting to a Consultant Social Work position (fixed term up to 2 years) within our Early Help Hubs. Please note this is a non caseholding role.

The needs of the children of Liverpool are right at the heart of everything we do and if you share our determination to make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families then we would welcome an application from you.

The successful candidate will need to consider referrals/requests for Early Help for families, and consider available information in order to decide on a plan of action and best placed service or agency to undertake a Lead Professional role. (Mainly through EHAT/Pre-EHAT).

You will have responsibility for the supervision and development of a team of Police Community Support Officers ensuring high quality standards of performance and practice are observed and maintained

To ensure any concerns are escalated and de-escalated appropriately in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable children and families.

Demonstrable skills and knowledge will include:

  • A critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities, and the methods derived from them.
  • The ability to promote leading edge innovative best practice in ensuring the interface between Early Help and Social Care is robust and seamless will be critical to this role.
  • The ability to provide advice and Information to all partner services to give clarity around Early Help, services that can support identified needs and reasons why statutory interventions may not be necessary.

We are committed to support practitioners to continue their professional development by providing specialist workforce development activity throughout a worker’s career pathway underpinned by a career progression.

This is an exciting opportunity to broaden career aspirations into wider practice development, improvement and learning. In return we offer a generous pension scheme, a structured support programme and culture of learning and staff offers.

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