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Court and Protection Specialist Manager

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: S22
  • Published: Tue 28/03/2023, 15:04 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 06/04/2023, 14:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £52,719 - £56,354
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Court and Protection Specialist Manager

Court and Protection Specialist Manager

A new and exciting post has been developed within the Social Work Assessment Service. This post will support the continued developments within St Helens.

The role will be responsible for the management, oversight and development of Child Protection and Court work to ensure that children have the right plan at the right time, and that all plans progress in a timely manner and intervention is effective support children within their families and prevent the need for the plan to escalate.

The Court and Protection Specialist Manager will effectively lead, manage and develop the Public Law Outline, be responsible for the line management of the PLO Co-ordinator and work in partnership across the region to embed the principles and re-launch of the Public Law Outline in respect of pre-proceedings, care proceedings and private proceedings.

The successful applicant will evidence their experience and skills in respect of Child Protection, PLO, Quality Assurance, Court work and the development of services in this area of work to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and families.

We offer a structured programme of training and support.

Working in St Helens

With its mix of glorious countryside covering 55% of the Borough, quality culture and entertainment and first-class sport, St. Helens has something for everyone.

Located at the heart of England’s North West - midway between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and within a 90-minute drive of the Lake District. St. Helens has a varied and growing affordable residential offer, ranging from town centre apartments to urban villages and rural located executive and family homes. Schools in the Borough obtain strong exam results and are experiencing year on year increases in performance. In short, St. Helens offers a quality of life that few locations can.

Working for Children & Young People Services

The service has embarked on a wide range of improvement work to improve outcomes for children and families.

You will work to help support the effective and timely delivery of appropriate intervention and support services to children and their families.

The successful applicant will:

Evidence substantial experience of working in Child Protection and clear evidence of working within the PLO and Court Proceedings arena.

Evidence experience of multi-agency working including negotiating and working jointly with a wide range of internal and external organisations.

Have a successful track record of development of services, innovation and providing positive outcomes for children

Be committed to continuous professional development and practice improvement.

Possess strong communication and leadership skills.

Have experience of providing supervision.

Have demonstrable experience of delivering high quality services with positive outcomes.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and Social Work England Registration.

Working for St Helens Borough Council

We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
Attractive salary and relocation package
Excellent pension scheme
Essential car user allowance is available subject to criteria being met.
Free car parking
We work flexibly including home and office working

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough 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

St Helens Borough 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 Leadership.