Targeted Services Officer job in Liverpool City at Liverpool In Work

Targeted Services Officer

Company: Liverpool in Work

Location: Liverpool UK

Date Posted:Mar 26, 2018

Liverpool City Council (LCC) are seeking to recruit an experienced Social Worker to work in our Disabled Children’s Team on a part time basis. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right people to make a real difference to the lives of our children, young people and families.Why work in Liverpool:World class culture, media and sport offers One of the world’s most distinctive and creative cities, in top 40 visitor destinations in the world European Capital of Culture in 2008 – massive range of events planned for 2018 celebrations Visitor economy £4.3bn, welcomed over 62m visitors and supports over 51,500 jobs World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest harbour Our vision for children, young people and families is:All our children and young people enjoy the best possible quality of life and reach their full potentialThe Director and his team are committed to supporting and motivating an experienced, stable and skilled workforce to ensure we deliver this vision for our children and families,The aim of the Disabled Children’s Service is to work in partnership with disabled children and young people, their families and carer’s to enable them to have the best opportunities in life.The Disabled Children’s Team is a specialist social work team responsible for the assessment of disabled children and young people up the age of 18 and the provision of information and the packages of support to meet their assessed need.This service is over and above that provided as part of universal or targeted services. The majority of families do not need a social worker and their needs are met by receiving support through universal or targeted services. At times these provisions may not be sufficient to meet the child or young person’s complex needs and additional support may be required.Person centred thinking and planning is at the heart of the service.The team provides both a social work and care management service. This includes working with children and young people and their families in need, in need of protection inclusive of child protection planning, pre proceedings and care proceedings work.A significant part of the work in the team is assessing and planning for deprivation of liberty cases. The successful applicant for this post will need an understanding and awareness of the processes required for Court of Protection work including assessing for Gillick Competency Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interests meetings.Our aim is to work in partnership with children, young people, their parents and carers and other professionals to provide support when it is needed.The team works in partnership with Education, Health, other Social Work teams and Short Break providers to ensure good outcomes for children and young people are delivered.We are committed to support practitioners to continue their professional development by providing specialist workforce development activity throughout a worker’s career pathway. This is an exciting opportunity to broaden career aspirations into wider practice development, improvement and learning. We also offer a generous pension scheme, agile technology, a structured support programme and culture of learning and staff offers.If you have any queries about the role please contact Laura Davies on 0151 233 0484.Liverpool City Council is  an equal opportunities employer and service provider.Closing date:9th April 2018.Applicants to go to website or telephone 0151 233 3003. Please quote reference LCC01646 in all enquiries. View full job description
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