Parent Liaison Officer, Bradford
We are looking for a passionate person to join our team as a Parent Liaison Officer, based in Bradford. You will work with multi-agency partners to tackle child exploitation as an independent source of support and contact for parents and carers whose children are being sexually and criminally exploited external to the family, liaising between statutory agencies and families in order to maximise the ability of all parties to safeguard a child at risk of/or being sexually and criminally exploited.
Hours of work: Full time, 37 hours a week including occasional weekends and holidays
Salary: £30,151 – £32,000
Holiday entitlement: 25 days/year, plus 3 days between Christmas and New Year, plus bank holidays
Deadline for applications: Midday, 9th October 2023
Duties and responsibilities
- To work with multi-agency partners in Bradford, attend team briefings, and take on referrals of parents whose children are at risk of/or are being sexually and criminally exploited.
- To form and maintain professional, supportive, empowering relationships with the parents/carers affected by child exploitation.
- To liaise on behalf of individual parents/carers.
- To maintain good professional practice and ensure ongoing development, through use of supervision and training.
- To establish, maintain and develop good working relations with professionals and organisations both statutory and voluntary.
- To adhere to Pace policies including equal opportunities and diversity.
- To challenge prejudice towards families affected by sexual and criminal exploitation within the wider community through talks etc.
- To advise other professionals of good practice issues related to working with parents/carers of exploited young people.
Experience, skills and abilities
- Experience of working with vulnerable people.
- Experience of safeguarding practice and working within child protection and information sharing protocols.
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary / multi agency framework.
- IT, internet and social media literate.
- Ability to produce written reports of an appropriate standard for funders and management.
- Drivers licence and ability to travel to a variety of locations.
- Willing to undertake required professional training in line with industry standards (this may necessitate a personal time commitment).
Knowledge and qualifications
- An understanding of issues faced by young people and their families particularly in relation to exploitation and abuse.
- Knowledge of safeguarding agencies and LSCB roles.
- Knowledge of child protection procedures.
- Relevant qualification, i.e. social care, probation, health, criminology.
- Knowledge of local networks and the different communities living in Bradford and surrounding areas.
- Experience of working with parents and carers.
- Experience of working with issues of child exploitation.
- Experience of practice-based risk assessment within direct service provision.
Diversity and inclusion
We are committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices. We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we support and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
What do we offer?
- Competitive salary
- Pension scheme, 8% employer contribution
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and 3 working days between Christmas and New Year (Pro Rata)
Generous personal development training / conference allowance
Access to Pace’s national child exploitation training programme
To apply, please send a copy of your CV and completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday, 9th October 2023.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact email@example.com