An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shield Team which is an established, specialist multi-agency child exploitation & missing service. The Shield Team has proven success in reducing missing and exploitation and is at the forefront of practice development to tackle exploitation. Shield's social care practice is underpinned by therapeutic interventions using a trusted working relationship approach, which is enhanced by Shield Police practice tackling the contextual safeguarding risks.
The Advanced Social Worker in the Shield Service will deliver targeted and co-ordinated interventions to families displaying a range of complex, interacting needs. These will include effective parenting skills, relationship breakdown, family dynamics, emotional health and well-being, sexual health and self-esteem. Families will be supported to achieve better outcomes including improved school attendance and tackle issues such as truancy and exclusion, reduce risk of exploitation including crime, anti-social behaviour and improve employability.
The Shield Advanced Social worker will assist and deputise in the absence of the Team Manager and provide high quality professional supervision, reflective supervision, appraisal, and support to others as appropriate identify and develop potential within other staff.
It is essential that applicants are practicing at the level of an advanced social worker within the Professional Capabilities Framework (BASW). Please see the Person Specification for additional essential criteria.
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, compressed hours, part-time.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applicants.
For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Chloe Vose, Shield Team Manager on 07810053551 or Pamela Foster, Shield Service Manager on 07584370974
Interview date: 21st / 22nd December 2022