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Caseworker (Missing from Home & Child Exploitation)

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Reference 

£20,319 - £27,939 per year

Posted Date

Saint Helens, Merseyside

Closing Date

REF1710M

2 October 2021

14 October 2021

We currently have two vacancies for full time Missing from Home and Child Exploitation Case Workers in our St Helens Missing From Home or Care Service.

We currently have two vacancies for full time Missing from Home and Child Exploitation Case Workers in our St Helens Missing From Home or Care Service.

You will be supporting children and young people aged 10 to 18 years who are have been reported as missing to Police.

As a Caseworker (Missing from Home & Child Exploitation) your main duties will include:

- Undertake return interviews for all notifications within 72 hours
- Determine appropriate support plans and pathways for all young people, including the provision of interventions and direct work
- Undertake one to one work with children and young people vulnerable to CE to inform a risk reduction plan.
- Work in partnership with Children’s Social Care to facilitate support where CE is highlighted as a risk.
- Offer educational awareness raising within local authority residential homes for young people who are cared for to enable others to manage and reduce the risks associated with young people being exposed to CSE.
- Co-deliver CE awareness training as required by the Commissioner
- Work with the Local Authorities and their Local Safeguarding Children’s Board to ensure positive media messages and marketing of the service to young people
- Work in association with and support the CE Pan Merseyside protocol.
- Undertake Child Exploitation Training to inform best practice when working with young people at risk of CE.
- Plan and deliver support interventions in accordance with Catch22 policies and procedures and local authority guidance, to ensure effective use of resources and targets are achieved.

This list is not exhaustive.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications

- Minimum 5 GCSE’s or equivalent, grade “C” or above

Desirable Qualifications

- Relevant professional qualification in Youth/community work, Social Care, Health or Education

Additional information

- You will need to be willing to work flexible hours and if required to work evenings, weekends and anti-social hours.
- This role is subject to an enahanced DBS check

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