Senior Exploitation Worker
Sandwell Children’s Trust are on an exciting journey in transforming the way we work and how we support exploited and missing young people within Sandwell.
As part of that journey we have reviewed the offer to our young people, including working closely with our exploited and missing cohort to design a dynamic and innovative team of staff who will work closely with them. Our young people have supported us to understand the changes needed in order to meet their evolving needs and keep them safe.
This is a truly exciting time to become a part of Sandwell Children’s Trust and we are committed to ensuring the success of this team and to improve outcomes for our young people. Sandwell Children’s Trust have recently launched the Exploitation Safeguarding Hub, with a multi-agency offer to our exploited and missing young people. The Exploitation and Missing Team will work closely with members of the Hub to ensure that we are able to keep our young people safe by working in inventive and cutting edge ways.
If you are passionate and innovative we would welcome your application to become a part of this inspirational journey. If you want to really make a difference in the lives of children and use your knowledge and experience to add value to our workforce then this is the perfect role for you.
Closing date - Friday 21st June 2019
Hours: 37 per week
You will be a permanent, full time member of our newly developed Exploitation and Missing Team where you will be responsible for direct work with children and young people who go missing and are at risk of exploitation. You will
co- work with Social Workers across the locality teams within Sandwell Children’s Trust, ensuring that you offer relationship based practice and intervention.
You will be responsible for the case direction and reflective supervision offered to four staff members and will support the team manager to ensure the successful performance and outcomes of the team.
You will be approachable, reasonable and non-judgemental and will understand the challenges faced by our staff members as well as the young people and families we are working with.
We are looking for talented applicants who have experience of working with children and young people, who have a good level of experience of working within the child protection framework and who are ready to take on a new challenge within this developing team.
You will work well as a part of the team, supporting the positive changes alongside your colleagues, the Team Manager, Senior Worker and Co-Ordinator.
You will need to drive through the positive changes needed to reduce the risks of our highest risk exploited and missing young people. You will need to be able to undertake direct work, gather vital information, form risk assessments and safety plans and work well with our partner agencies, sharing important information at the right time to ensure the safety of our young people.
You will understand the needs of children and young people on child in need, child protection and looked after children’s plan and have a passion to safeguard children. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of safeguarding, services and related procedures, practice and policies, as well as a thorough knowledge of all associated legislation. You will understand contextual safeguarding and how this changes and evolves through the course of work with a young person and their family.
You will use your engagement skills to build rapport with our most difficult to engage young people to enable successful intervention and to ensure safety and minimisation of risks.
The ability to remain organised, formulate and maintain accurate plans, reports and records and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. Occasional working of anti-social hours will be required. Most importantly you will be child focused and have to be able to demonstrate this throughout your career.
We would like to be able to see you demonstrate that you can effectively co work with the teams and be able to improve services.
If you would like more information then please contact the Resourcing Specialist, Sam Finch firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An Enhanced DBS is required for this position.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.Supporting documents