Are you an advanced social worker with experience working with children and families?
Do you want to be part of an exciting new Team?
Do you want to work in a new Multi-Disciplinary Team of staff, working in the heart of the community and having a wealth of key services working together as one team?
Are you passionate about supporting whole families to bring about change to improve outcomes for children? Do you have the vision to work differently and help and support families by using innovative thinking to manage struggles and risks?
If this sounds interesting to you, we are looking for someone to work within a new team in Knowsley. We are expanding our Family Hub offer to deliver a ‘Family Help Multi-Disciplinary Team’. The team you will be a part of will consist of Social Workers, Family Help workers, Family Support Workers, Early Help Coordinator and Family Connectors. The team will grow as more partners such as Domestic Abuse, Health, Housing is engaged.
Within the role as an advanced social worker, you will work with families referred into the team who live in the Northwood area to empower, support, and achieve helping them reach their goals with making the lives of children happier, healthier, and safe. You will use yourself and the team around you to become the intervention, ensuring a working ‘with’ approach to enable sustainable changes to the community of Northwood. Within this role you will also be a great source of support to the Team Manager and deputise in their absence.
An innovative approach to Social work is welcomed and you will have space to share your thinking as part of the hub weekly meeting.
You will have the benefit of working with families who need support from Early Help through to Child Protection work to ensure that children have the right plan of support at the right time, delivered by the most appropriate member of the multi-disciplinary team depending on the needs of the family.
It is a great time to join this new team as we embark on this exciting opportunity to work differently.
At Knowsley Council we are committed to working as a close-knit team to deliver the best outcomes for our children. This is an exciting time to join us and have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children we support.
In Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council you will be supported, and given the opportunity to further development and the chance to further improve outcomes for our children.
At Knowsley Council we will consider requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, working from home.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.
For an informal conversation, please feel free to contact Laura O’Malley 07826 873 264 or Nicola Parker 07785571145.
Closing Date : 15 October 2023