Social Worker – Horizon (Child Sexual Exploitation Team)
Horizon is a multi-agency team which provides support to children and young people who are at risk of, or are experiencing Child Sexual Exploitation. The team is made up of social workers, youth workers, children and families workers, a CSE co-ordinator, a CSE Police Officer and a specialist nurse, which brings a range of experience with working with partner agencies, communities, young people and children.
The CSE Social Worker is an exciting role that is designed to ensure children and young people are prevented and protected from abuse working through a multiagency approach.
The role will involve undertaking statutory social work duties in cases where CSE is identified as a presenting risk. You will carry a small caseload, work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and undertake/review risk assessments relating to CSE in order to demonstrate effective practice through good outcomes for children and young people.
Candidates will be required to have a clear understanding of the interventions required to reduce risk and protect children and young people from sexual exploitation, whilst working as a cohesive member of a multiagency team.
Working Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week
Interview Date: 13/09/2019
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
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.
When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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