We are interested in hearing from applicants who have experience of working with children and young people, their carer’s and families who would like to join our Child in Need Team here at Halton.
The team is responsible for supporting children/young people and their families both within child in need, child protection and children in care.
The team is responsible for contributing to the development of services for children in need and children in care and to improve outcomes for the children that we work with, whilst ensuring that we achieve positive outcomes.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who wishes to work as a Senior Community Support Worker, working with children and young people alongside Social Workers, carers, parents and partner agencies to ensure that children and young people are safeguarded and supported to achieve their full potential. Within the role, you will be responsible for supervising and supporting Community Support Workers in the team along with the allocation of work. You will also hold a caseload working directly with children and young people.
The Community Support Workers within the team complete tasks such as one to one direct work with children, life story work, preparing children for permanency. They also undertake specific pieces of work such as parenting, preventing family breakdown, , direct work with children and families around routines and boundaries and provide support and guidance for families within the local community. A significant part of the Community Support Worker role is supporting and supervising children and young people to spend time with their families.
To apply for this post you must be a qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Social Care or equivalent. A minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent at grade C or above which includes Maths and English, or demonstrate the appropriate level or skills or experience. It would be advantageous if the successful candidate had experience of supervision, allocating work and motivating a team. In addition, this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
In return, alongside the comprehensive training and support package we also offer up to 33 days holiday; a flexible working week and free parking.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Catherine Cosgrove, Principal Manager, Child in Need on 0151 511 7490.
Interviews will be held in June 2021