We are St Helens Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce.
As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled and supported workforce. St Helens council is on a mission to be a leading Council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.
Working within Children’s Services at St Helens Council means you will enjoy a wide range of competitive salary and benefits, flexible working and continuous development at all career stages.
We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council. We encourage applications from all sections of the community to enable us to represent the neighbourhoods in which we serve.
The Difference you will Make in the role of Complex Safeguarding Early Help Worker
This role will work alongside the Complex Safeguarding Team and Early Help Teams to support the development of early help responses to children affected by exploitation. This role will very much be about partnership working with the police, social workers, and professionals involved with children and their families to support them to develop robust plans for children to reduce risks and improve outcomes.
The right individual will have experience and knowledge of exploitation and the impact it has on children, excellent communication skills and experience of developing early help plans for children. You will also be experienced in working directly with young people and their families using a range of tools and interventions including delivering training and group work.
The Complex Safeguarding Team is committed to developing services and response for children and young people and we would welcome your commitment to coming and joining us at this exciting time as we build our team and capacity to work alongside services and professionals to reduce exploitation in St Helens.
Although this post is only fixed term depending on successful outcomes there could be further scope for the role to be extended beyond this.
Who should Apply?
If you have an NVQ 4 qualification in a related subject such as, Child Care, Youth Work, Working with Complex families or Health and Social Care, or the ability to work towards this qualification, we would welcome your application.
If you are the kind of person who really likes to make a difference and are keen to take on the challenge them, please read our full job description and person specification documents which are included with this vacancy listing for full and further information.
Please note successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role or application before applying your welcome to discuss this with us by contacting Joanne Lethbridge contact number is 01744 671772.
Thank you for your interest in working for Children’s Services at St Helens Council and we look forward to receiving your application.
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete.
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leader