GET SAFE Community LinkWorker
Get Safe Community Link Worker
Full time temporary post in the " Worcestershire Children First Get Safe Team" funded until 31st October 2021. Internal and external secondments will be considered.
Welcome to Worcestershire Children’s First!
My name is Tina Russell and I am the Director for Children's Social Care and Safeguarding Services. Along with my Assistant Director Emma Brittain, we are looking to recruit a dedicated Community Get Safe Link Worker, to work with voluntary sector youth workers to equip them with the skills required to identify and support vulnerable children and young people who are being criminally exploited or at risk of exploitation.
If you are passionate and innovative family support or youth worker looking to make a difference, develop your career and improve the lives of children and young people, then Worcestershire Children First should be your next destination!
This post is in our 'Get Safe Team'. The Get Safe Team is the Worcestershire partnership title for the identification and management of multi-agency support and protection for children and young people at risk of exploitation. It consists of partner agencies such as Worcestershire Children First, West Mercia Police, Youth Justice Service, Health and Education.
GET SAFE STANDS for:
- Sexual Exploitation
- Modern Day Slavery
- Absent or Missing
- Forced Marriage
- Criminal Exploitation
We are looking for a community worker who has significant experience of working with and advising vulnerable children and young people who are at risk of or have been exploited. You will have experience of engaging with the most difficult to reach young people and building strong working relationships with them, their families and organisations who work together to divert the young person away from their abusers. You will work across the county to map youth provision, whilst building connections and upskilling youth workers to create a two-way referral pathway between GET SAFE and youth providers.
You will be working as part of a small team which consists of two children's missing officers who complete all welfare return interviews, one practice lead, one social worker, 2 link workers, a Team Manager and an administrator. You will be required to attend multi-agency review meetings to discuss children specifically at risk of child exploitation.
We have been working hard on our service improvement plan and we are pleased to have achieved a “Requires Improvement to be Good” gradings across the service in July 19 with Ofsted reporting,
“Senior managers have taken the essential steps to meet the goals of their social care improvement plan. Combined with the restructure of services, they have ensured that changes to core practice are embedded, and that invested resources focus on delivering better outcomes for children.”
“Staff are positive about changes that have been implemented, including that a strengths-based model of social work intervention is in place and embedded.”
“Senior leaders are ambitious and the trajectory for further improvement is established”
It’s a great time to join our service and help us make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people we work with.
Our offer to you:
Salary up to £27,041
We also have a great range of other benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development and a supportive environment where staff values each other.
What you now need to do:
We understand what an important decision this is, so If you want to find out more or for an informal chat call the Social Work Recruitment Team on 01905 846666. Alternatively, if you just want to apply please send your CV and a personal statement of no more than 2 pages of A4 outlining your skills, knowledge and what you would bring to the role to email@example.com
Quotes taken from the Ofsted report, published on the 29th July 2019
Closing Date: 4th October 2020
Proposed Interview dates: Week of 12th October