Contact Liaison Officer x3 – Internal
To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.
In an innovative bid to support our social work teams in an ever changing and increasingly demanding service, we have created three new Contact Liaison Officer roles to be trialled for 12 months in the Family Support & Child Protection Service. For internal candidates this will be an exciting secondment opportunity to develop your skills in a newly created role.
The roles will provide an effective and consistent point of contact for families, carers and professionals. The posts will demand excellent organisational skills to help support Social Workers with their statutory responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must as you will be expected to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals from service users, external partners and carers, as well as Social Care colleagues and managers.
As these are newly created posts as part of a pilot, they will benefit greatly from postholders who are proactive problem-solvers, highly adaptable and have a keen interest in Children’s Social Care. Some experience of working within Children’s Social Care is essential and some legislative knowledge of Child Protection would be advantageous.
You must have:
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Some experience of working alongside Social Workers/practitioners in Children’s Social Care.
- Good knowledge of IT systems, including LiquidLogic, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Skype and MS Teams.
- A strong degree of resilience as you will be privy to sensitive and potentially harrowing information within the Child Protection arena.
- Ability to work on own initiative or alongside others as directed.
- Literacy and numeracy skills to produce a range of complex and specialist records and support with financial transactions, reviews and assessments.
We can offer you:
An attractive package which includes:
- Salary (Grade 7 - £25,409 - £26,845)
- A supportive team
- Continuous training and development
In order to be shortlisted for this role, you will need to explain how you meet the Employee Specification found within the attached Job Profile
If you are interested in applying for this post and would like more information, please contact Sam Payne (Business Support Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
Working pattern will be Monday to Thursday, 8.45am - 5.15pm, Friday, 8.45am - 4.45pm. It will be predominantly office based (one role based at Empire House, Dewsbury and two roles at Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield), but there may be opportunities to work from home depending on service need.
If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.
Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment, please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
18 December 2022, 11:55 PM
This vacancy is closed to applications.