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Senior Social Worker - Youth Justice Service

  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: SSY1A
  • Published: Mon 05/06/2023, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/06/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,411 to £38,296 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Senior Social Worker - Youth Justice Service

We are St Helens Borough Council Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a modernising Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the children and families we support, our communities and our workforce. As part of our transformation journey, we continue to build on our progress and put children firmly at the centre of our care. We can only do this because of our highly valued, skilled, and supported workforce.

Making a Difference as a Youth Justice Senior Social Worker

· Take a lead role in aspects of safeguarding and risk specialist areas (eg MACE, MARAC, MAPPA etc) on behalf of YJS

· Manage a case load of youth justice children from diverse backgrounds and work innovatively with them, engaging them and their families and other professionals in order to assess, develop and deliver intervention and activities that support their personal and social skills and participation in society, with a focus on the higher risk/ high safety & wellbeing cases coming into the service.

· Directly contribute to achieving positive youth justice service outcomes linked to KPI’s including reducing reoffending, reducing FTE’s, reducing the use of custody and reducing the unnecessary criminalisation of LAC.

· Hold responsibility for developing a trauma-informed approach to individual assessment, planning & interventions with children & families who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

The role brings an unparalleled opportunity of direct work with young people and their families in St Helens, bringing your knowledge and experience from within a children's services frontline line, to assess, plan and deliver direct interventions to a caseload of young people involved in, or at risk of offending or further offending.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise existing skills and develop new ones. You will receive continuous support, development, and career progression opportunities on your journey with us. The posts include some home working but will require you to regularly attend the St Helens office and travel around the St Helens and surrounding areas.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

St Helens is a great place to work so why not visit our Children’s Services web page to see what our colleagues have to say and discover our full range of in work benefits.

You can also contact us first for a chat before applying or to submit your CV in the first instance you can do this by emailing us at

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

Equality & Diversity

St Helens 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 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.

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For an application form and further details contact:
Rianna Perry
01744 673240
Corporate Services Directorate, Human Resources, St Helens Borough Council, PO Box 512 ST HELENS, WA10 9JX

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