Shield Social Worker

Ref: CVP 592B
Date posted: 09/01/2019
Closing date: 21/01/2019 05:00 PM
Hours per week: 36
Salary: £29,055 - £37,107 per annum
Location: Huyton
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Fixed Term - 2 Years from Start Date

The Shield Team is a multi-agency team for children at risk of sexual and criminal exploitation, trafficking, and missing from home or care placed in and out of the borough.
Knowsley Children’s Social Care is seeking to recruit a male social worker to undertake quality child exploitation and missing assessments, develop clear and focused plans, and ensure timely delivery of effective services to young people at risk of exploitation and missing and their parents. 
Applications specifically from male candidates are welcomed and advertised under the positive action in recruitment and promotion provisions of the Equality Act 2010 sections 158 and 159.
The successful applicant will need to be

  • Qualified and professionally registered as a social worker,

  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form,

  • Experienced and have abilities in respect of working in partnership with children, adolescents and their families and partner agencies, 

  • Experienced in working with complex and sensitive issues and sexual and criminal exploitation,

  • Knowledgeable about adolescent development and contextual safeguarding, 

  • Experienced in managing safeguarding concerns and following relevant legislation and protocols,

  • Able to work individually and as part of a multi-agency team,

  • Demonstrate comprehensive and up to date knowledge and understanding of statutory frameworks and local and national policy and guidance relating to safeguarding, missing and exploitation.

An enhanced DBS and possible police vetting will be required for this post. 

This post does require evening and weekend working.
For an informal discussion, please contact Pamela Foster, Shield Coordinator on Tel: 0151 443 5026 or 07584370974.
Please note: This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not re-apply.
Closing Date:            Monday, 21 January 2019.


How to apply

Please download and fill in the application form and email completed application form to

Please note that the Council does not accept Curriculum Vitae (CVs) or hard copy paper application forms for this vacancy.

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