|Application deadline||30th January 2020|
|Salary||£34,788 to £37,849|
Sheffield’s contextual safeguarding service is continuing to develop in collaboration with South Yorkshire Police and other key community safety partners. The service is known as the “Amber Project” and is a service for children who are being exploited. We offer a specialist service to children and young people who are victims or at risk of child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery.
The team are looking to recruit an experienced qualified and registered social worker with a diverse range of skills who is able to demonstrate a flexible approach and clear understanding of child exploitation and who is motivated to work within this specialist area. We are seeking someone who can work in a multi-agency and community setting, alongside professionals from social care, the Police services and Health. The role entails safeguarding vulnerable young people from child exploitation and helping them to rebuild their lives. Experience in engaging hard to reach young people and delivering training sessions are necessary skills.
A key part of this role will be your ability to support parents/carers of children affected by child criminal exploitation, to enable parents to contribute and be part of safety and disruption plans, to reduce the divide between statutory agencies and parents/carers and developing new approaches to working with parents.
Key Duties as a CSE Social Worker:
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with children and young people suffering or likely to suffer harm through sexual exploitation. Develop effective needs lead victim profiles; trigger plans and victims engagement plans for children and young people
- Carry out complex joint investigations with police colleagues and other professionals
- Undertake direct work with children and young people which explores ‘push pull’ ‘building resilience’ and reducing vulnerabilities
- Make sure that plans, agreements and reviewing and monitoring arrangements are effective in reducing risk and vulnerabilities for children and young people
- Ensure that multi-agency risk assessments are regularly undertaken and reviewed, to inform effective SMART planning
As a CSE Social Worker, you require:
- Social Work England Registration
- Eligible to work in the UK
- A UK license holder
- Post-qualified experience
- Completed ASYE
We are currently looking for a compassionate, innovative and creative person to join our dynamic, ambitious team.
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
- Experience of working with families
- Experience of delivering training for professionals
- Up to date knowledge of safeguarding and issues around young people affected by exploitation/trafficking
- Relationship building skills
We are seeking someone who can work in a multi-agency and community setting, alongside professionals from social care, the police services and the voluntary sector. The role entails safeguarding vulnerable young people from child exploitation and helping them to rebuild their lives. Experience in engaging hard to reach young people aged 12 to 26 years and delivering training sessions are necessary skills.
- Skilled in working with young people and families.
- Ability to build and sustain relationships with service users & professionals, on occasions working in close liaison with other service providers to deliver interventions to clients.
- Knowledge of child protection and vulnerable adult legislation.
- Good listening skills
- Understanding of housing issues/homelessness for young people
- Understanding LGBT issues facing young people
- Knowledge of current developments within exploitation and trafficking fields
- Knowledge of service networks including statutory health & mental health services, substance misuse, benefits, housing, employment etc,
- Ability to be flexible over delivery and working hours (including evenings and weekends )
- Ability to discuss sexual health issues in a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory manner
- Ability to prioritise, plan, monitor and evaluate work
- Ability to communicate and negotiate with a range of workers and organisations, presenting a professional image of self and agency
- Ability to work independently and take initiative to prioritise work in liaison with line manager
- Ability to work well within a team
- Skills for working with a challenging client group
- Understanding and commitment to anti-discriminatory approaches
- Commitment to Human Rights and the Rights of the Child
- Understanding of general computing systems
- Ability to drive and have use of a car
- Commitment to on-going learning and development
- Ability to reflect on work and its effect on service users
- Ability to record activity and actions via paper records and computerised database
How to apply
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