Social Worker-Childrens-safeguarding

Location Liverpool
Salary £27.00 - £30.50 per hour
A consultant social worker is required to provide cover for an extended period in Liverpool Early Help. The Consultant Social Worker will be responsible for triaging referrals for Early Help support, reviewing the level of need and ensuring clear allocation plans are created at the point of allocating referrals for Early Help assessments. Where cases are reviewed and felt to require statutory children's services assessment then the consultant social worker will liaise with the team manager and ensure that referrals are progressed along the appropriate pathway.
The consultant social worker will manager a team of 5 Outreach Family Support workers and will complete regular good quality supervision, provide robust management oversight and ensure that the child/young person is receiving interventions that are helping to improve their outcomes. The role involves quality assurance of Early Help assessments and plans and driving forward practice improvements.
The aim of Early Help is to target provision at the most complex families who are on the cusp of entering social care, to reduce risk and need and to prevent cases escalating to social care. Workers will take a strength based approach informed by Signs of Safety and knowledge of this model and of using Liquid Logic would be of benefit.
The successful candidate will have experience of supervision and supporting staff to complete high quality assessments that result in a multi-agency, robust plan of support for families.
Please be aware that Liverpool City Council's overtime rates have changed to be aligned with what a permanent Liverpool City Council employee is entitled to. If a candidate works under 37 hours in a week, then please do not submit the hours using overtime rates. Please submit these hours using the regular rate. If the workers' pay rate is under the SCP22 cap (£14.82), then please submit their overtime hours using the standard Saturday Overtime & Sunday Overtime rate types (if they have worked over 37 hours). If the workers' pay rate is over the SCP22 cap (£14.82), then please submit their overtime hours using the Saturday Overtime (Capped Rate SCP22) & Sunday Overtime (Capped Rate SCP22).
All hours up to 37 in any one week will be paid at plain time. All hours above 37 in any one week will be paid at time and a half (double time on Sunday). For part time staff, overtime worked on Saturday or Sunday will attract the appropriate weekend enhancement after the first 2 hours which will be paid at plain time.