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At WIRED we are always looking for talented, committed individuals to join us.
WIRED is committed to promoting equality and dignity, challenging discrimination and encouraging social inclusion and is an accredited Investors In People employer. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including older people. 
WIRED is committed to Safer Recruitment Practices. Enhanced DBS check required for appropriate roles

Early Help Family Support Co-ordinator (covering Wirral)

- Salary: £24,000 per annum (35 hours) plus benefits

- Contract period: Permanent subject to funding

Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has recently secured a contract from Wirral Council to provide a lead worker function within Wirral’s Early Help offer. WIRED’s team of Early Help caseworkers will be supporting families through a process of initial assessment, family planning and review. The WIRED Early Help Family Support Manager will be responsible for the management, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and development of the WIRED Early Help service. Key responsibilities include:

- To manage referrals from a variety of sources including Wirral Council Children’s Services Integrated Front door, Home Start (lot 1 provider) and self-generated referrals

- To ensure that the service focuses its work on families who are eligible for the service

- To manage the allocation of a lead casework worker

- To manage and oversee the caseworker’s completion of an early help assessment of need (EHAT) with each family

· To manage and oversee caseworkers to agree, with each family, a plan to improve both their daily-lived experience and outcomes for children

· To manage caseworkers to support families to complete their plan

· To ensure the services works within the principles and model of the Supporting Families Enhancing Futures

·To manage caseworkers to complete an evaluation with each family, which could be an evaluation, case study, service satisfaction survey or other method as agreed with Wirral Council

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join WIRED. The successful applicant will have;

- An understanding of EHAT Assessments and Plans or similar assessment tools

· Experience of using planning tools with families to improve family outcomes

· Staff management experience

· Knowledge and understanding of the Team Around the Family process (TAF)

· Experience of family support casework

Please download the application pack from this page. Please submit your competed application pack via email by the 4th February 2019. For more information contact David Maguire at ceo@wired.me.uk or 0151 522 7990

Recruitment conducted in accordance with WIRED’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures. WIRED is committed to Safer Recruitment Practices. Enhanced DBS check required. WIRED welcomes applications from disabled people

Early Help Family Support Caseworker x 3

2 x 35 hour per week roles - £19,500 per annum

1 x 21 hour per week role - £11,700 per annum

  • ​27 days annual leave pro rata
  • permanent subject to funding
  • Based in Wirral (primarily Birkenhead/Wallasey area)

Overview:

Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has recently secured a contract from Wirral Council to provide a lead worker function within Wirral’s Early Help offer. WIRED’s team of Early Help caseworkers will be supporting families through a process of initial assessment, family planning and review.

The role:

The WIRED Early Help Family Support Caseworkers will be responsible for

- Accepting referrals from a variety of sources including Wirral Council Children’s Services Integrated Front door, Home Start (lot 1 provider) and self-generated referrals
- Working to ensure that the service focuses its work on families who are eligible for the service
- All jobs and tasks associated with being the key/leadworker for a family within an Early Help setting
- Complete an early help assessment of need (EHAT) with each family
- Agreeing and developing, with each family, a plan to improve both their daily-lived experience and outcomes for children
- Supporting families to complete their plan
- Working within the principles and model of the Supporting Families Enhancing Futures
- Completing an evaluation with each family, which could be an evaluation, case study, service satisfaction survey or other method as agreed with Wirral Council

Skills and experience needed:

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join WIRED. The successful applicant will have;

- An understanding of EHAT Assessments and Plans or similar assessment tools
- Experience of using planning tools with families to improve family outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the Team Around the Family process (TAF)
- Experience of family support casework

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from this page. Please submit your competed application pack via email by the 4th February 2019. For more information contact David Maguire at ceo@wired.me.uk or 0151 522 7990. Recruitment conducted in accordance with WIRED’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures. WIRED is committed to Safer Recruitment Practices. Enhanced DBS check required. WIRED welcomes applications from disabled people

Early Help Familiy Engagement & Caseworker

21 hour per week role - £11,700 per annum

  • ​27 days annual leave pro rata
  • permanent subject to funding
  • Based in Wirral (primarily Birkenhead/Wallasey area)

Overview:

Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has recently secured a contract from Wirral Council to provide a lead worker function within Wirral’s Early Help offer. WIRED’s team of Early Help caseworkers will be supporting families through a process of initial assessment, family planning and review.

The role:

The WIRED Early Help Family Support Caseworkers will be responsible for Pro-actively engaging families eligible for Early Help​. Additionally the role will be responsible for:

- Accepting referrals from a variety of sources including Wirral Council Children’s Services Integrated Front door, Home Start (lot 1 provider) and self-generated referrals
- Working to ensure that the service focuses its work on families who are eligible for the service
- All jobs and tasks associated with being the key/leadworker for a family within an Early Help setting
- Complete an early help assessment of need (EHAT) with each family
- Agreeing and developing, with each family, a plan to improve both their daily-lived experience and outcomes for children
- Supporting families to complete their plan
- Working within the principles and model of the Supporting Families Enhancing Futures
- Completing an evaluation with each family, which could be an evaluation, case study, service satisfaction survey or other method as agreed with Wirral Council

 

Skills required:​

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join WIRED. The successful applicant will have;

- An understanding of EHAT Assessments and Plans or similar assessment tools
- Experience of using planning tools with families to improve family outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the Team Around the Family process (TAF)
- Experience of family support casework​ and familiy engagement in a community setting

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from this page. Please submit your competed application pack via email by the 4th February 2019. For more information contact David Maguire at ceo@wired.me.uk or 0151 522 7990. Recruitment conducted in accordance with WIRED’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures. WIRED is committed to Safer Recruitment Practices. Enhanced DBS check required. WIRED welcomes applications from disabled people

SEND IAS Caseworker - Wirral​​​

  • 24 hours per week
  • Permanent subject to funding
  • 27 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • FTE Salary £24,000, actual salary for 24 hours per week £16457 per annum

Overview:

Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED has delivered the Wirral SEND Information, Advice and Guidance service successfully for many years and is now seeking to appoint a responsible, self-motivated and efficient caseworker with a proven track record of delivering high quality 1:1 work with families of children/young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and dedicated team. You will be offering a range of Information, Advice and Support services, developing new initiatives and empowering children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers parents and carers to have more choice, control and improved outcomes.

It is essential to have:

Casework experience of working with children and young people with SEND, experience of applying the Special Educational Needs and Disability agenda and relevant SEND legislation including the Children and Families Act (2014) and the Send Code of Practice 2015, and experience of working across, and with a wide range of partners and agencies. The person appointed will need a high level of organisational & IT ability, and be able to manage their time efficiently. It is essential applicants have a full, clean driving license. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please call 0151 522 7990 to speak to Wirral SEND Partnership Manager Rebecca Wilson.

How to apply:

Download and complete the application pack from this page and return it via email to WIRED by Friday 8th February 2019. We will accept CV's as an initial expression of interest but will require a full application from every applicant who wishes to be considered for the role.​ 

Recruitment conducted in accordance with WIRED’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures. WIRED is committed to Safer Recruitment Practices. Enhanced DBS check required. WIRED welcomes applications from disabled people

Mediator - SEND - Wirral SEND Partnership

Salary: £75 per session

Summary of role
Wired is a registered charity that provides a range of services to disabled adults, children, young people, parents and carers. WIRED is now looking to recruit a self-employed SEND Mediator on a sessional basis.

The objective of the SEND Mediator is to facilitate dispute resolution usually, but not exclusively, between families and the Local Authority or Clinical Commissioning Group. The aim is to reduce the need for litigation and to improve relations where there has been historic conflict.

The SEND Mediator will need to understand the appropriate legal test to be applied in each session and to undertake training around legislation related to SEND such as the Children and Families Act (2014), the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and the Equality Act (2010). Additional training can be provided in relation to this.

The SEND Mediator must consistently demonstrate the highest levels of neutrality and impartiality and show a commitment and drive to facilitate a resolution in-line with the best interests of the child or young person.

The SEND Mediator must be emotionally resilient and responsive under what can be challenging circumstances at times. The SEND mediator must be able to follow instructions from the Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service Manager and will arrange and undertake regular professional supervision via an experienced and qualified mediation supervisor, evidence will need to be provided of these arrangements.

For more information about this role please call Natalie Johnson on 0151 522 7990 or email contact@wired.me.uk. To apply, please download the Mediator Job Description and Person Specification and submit a completed WIRED application form​ to contact@wired.me.uk.


Applications from under-represented groups are welcome. CVs will not be accepted.