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Community Support Worker

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/284829
  • Published: Mon 01/07/2024, 16:30 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 16:30
  • Salary: £29,777 - £32,076 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

Are you passionate about protecting children and young people from contextual harms such as criminal and sexual exploitation? Do you have the resilience to address complex and challenging issues when often there are no easy solutions? Do you take a strengths-based approach in your work?

If so, we invite you to join our newly formed team as a Community  Support Worker. This is an exciting opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and young people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessment and planning: Contribute to thorough assessments incorporating social contexts influencing the child's life. Develop comprehensive support plans with families and agencies.
  • Peers, people, and places mapping: Utilise mapping techniques to identify and address risks and strengths associated with peer networks, community locations, and people of concern.
  • Direct support: Provide practical and emotional support, addressing risk factors and needs identified in the community. Implement support and intervention programs, to mitigate identified risks.
  • Intensive response: Provide intensive support in crisis situations when children’s needs escalate and they are at risk of coming into care. Contribute to immediate risk assessments and develop safety plans.
  • Collaboration and coordination: Attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings (including strategy meetings, CIN meetings and CSOG) to develop plans that reduce and manage risk and identify and disrupt those involved in exploitation of young people.
  • Training: Deliver training sessions to other professionals in relation to contextual safeguarding. 

 

Requirements:

  • A strengths-based approach and the ability to remain resilient and solution-focused even when addressing complex and challenging issues.
  • Significant experience working with children and young people at risk due to issues relating to contextual safeguarding.
  • Passion and commitment for working directly with children and young people.
  • Knowledge of legislation and guidance related to contextual safeguarding.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-agency environment.
  • Strong communication skills with children, young people, and their families.

Why Join Us?

  • Be at the forefront of shaping and implementing strategies to address exploitation.
  • Work alongside professionals from Local Authority, Police, Education, and Health services.
  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities.
  • Make a real impact in the community in addressing issues in relation to contextual safeguarding.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

 

To arrange an informal discussion about this post, please contact Andy Jones (Head of Service) at andrew.jones@halton.gov.uk.

Interviews will be held on: 12th August 2024

 

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – resourcing@halton.gov.uk

Downloads

  • Cautions and Convictions Flowchart
  • Guidance - Completing Your Online Application
  • Our Values Framework
  • Job Description/Person Specification

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.

 

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  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: CHI/24/284829
  • Published: Mon 01/07/2024, 16:30 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/07/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 16:30
  • Salary: £29,777 - £32,076 - pay award pending
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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