Jobs available right now that could help you change a child’s life
Liverpool Council is recruiting for a number of jobs that could see you play a key role in the lives of the city’s children.
Child welfare teams across the country bear a huge responsibility in protecting the most vulnerable children in society.
Liverpool’s children’s services team have faced challenges in recent years and the council are committed to investing in the service.
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Now, the board is recruiting for a number of positions to strengthen its children’s social care team in Liverpool.
Here are some of the jobs you could apply for.
Salary: £24,491 – £28,672
Closing Date: February 22
This job would see you working in the council’s children’s homes providing short breaks for children in need.
The council is looking for someone to work house shifts, which aim “to promote a professional therapeutic environment and behavior management service to children and young people living in the house”.
The job description stated: “Short breaks offer children and young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills, have fun, make new friends and have enjoyable experiences without their parents/guardians.
“At the same time, they offer families a break from caring responsibilities, giving parents and caregivers a chance to relax and rest.”
The successful candidate should be willing to work shifts, including early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Rotation would mean that you work a three or four day week.
Responsible for the practice of child exploitation and disappearances
Salary : £43,857 – £48,797
Closing Date: February 15
The council also recruits for the crucial role of child exploitation and missing practice.
This would see you develop the council’s approach to protecting children vulnerable to exploitation and therefore the successful candidate needs extensive experience in this area.
The job description said, “This is an exciting and dynamic role.
“The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for complex decision-making regarding children at risk of exploitation and/or missing children, ensuring that professional judgment, evidence-based tools, critical thinking and l analysis be used to inform this.
“They will review existing plans for children at risk and monitor the effectiveness of plans. ”
Salary: £33,782 – £38,890
Closing Date: February 9
The council is also looking for experienced and newly qualified social workers for its intake, safeguarding, assessment and duty teams.
Individual roles vary greatly depending on which team they are on, but all would see you focused on helping children in the care of the local authority.
The job description stated: “As a social worker you will help us to provide a quality service to children and young people in need of help and protection, children in the care of the local authority, in the process of fostering process and to children who have an adoption plan.
“We are also committed to supporting practitioners in their professional development and providing a career path with a structured support program and training opportunities.”
Salary: £42,075 – £51,538
Closing Date: March, 31st
Finally, the board is looking for school psychologists to help with a number of areas of the children’s services team.
These roles are open to qualified school psychologists or those expected to fully qualify this year or in 2023.
The council said the roles offer a chance to focus on specific areas such as social inclusion, early childhood and virtual education.
The job description stated: “This is an exciting time to join a highly valued team of senior executives, with increasing opportunities for individuals to further develop their areas of interest and expertise.
“PEs are actively encouraged to contribute strategically to policy development, city-wide initiatives and corporate goals. This is an opportunity to make a real difference in a city that is committed to improving outcomes for children, youth and families.
You can apply for all of these positions through the council’s job portal.