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Early Help Partnership Manager

Company: Liverpool City Council UK    Location: Liverpool
Main Purpose

Liverpool Children and Young Peoples Service is passionate about delivering good quality early help services to the children and families of Liverpool. The Partnership Manager role will be integral to improving and embedding early help in the City.

The Partnership Manager will use intelligence and data to identify agencies that need support and guidance to increase the numbers of early help assessments that are being completed. They will work closely with the early help co-ordinator to ensure activity is targeted to deliver maximum impact for families.

The post holder will work closely with the Consultant Social Workers who are based in the three early help hubs to support the delivery and embedding of the early help agenda, with the ultimate aim of reducing the numbers of referrals into social care.

This new role will benefit from a broad range of experiences, which will bring a wealth of information from different disciplines to the agenda and can help to break down barriers to engagement through a strong understanding of agency/service issues. For this reason the person specification for the post requires a qualification from a broad range of degree level subjects relevant to various professional disciplines.

Post holders will need to be very proactive in ensuring positive engagement, have tenacity and emotional intelligence to deal with the challenges a new approach to working inevitably brings, and will be experienced in working across services, understanding individual needs and identifying solutions to problems.

This is a secondment opportunity for up to 2 years following appointment. Applicants must secure agreement for their release from their Line Manager before making any application for an Internal/External Secondment opportunity or before accepting an offer of appointment to a post on an Internal/External secondment basis.

Key Accountabilities

To provide strong leadership and direction across multi-agency services to support early intervention and integration of early help for families across the City.

To identify and maintain engagement of key stakeholders supporting the Early Help Agenda, and embed a model of Governance for effective reporting and accountability of multi-agency partners.

To liaise closely with the EHAT officer Team to evaluate and measure the impact of the partnership role in terms of generating Early Help Assessments.

To promote and enhance the content and use of the Early Help Directory, through close relationships with local services and practitioners, and develop a comprehensive understanding of services across the City.

To lead on the development of reporting arrangements for measuring impact of Early Help through interrogation of completed Family Outcome Star Profiles and by working in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure the delivery of Early Help Services is making an impact.

To Chair Local Integrated Team (LIT) meetings and manage the arrangements/actions for identified families as agreed at those meetings.

To deliver EHAT and Pre-EHAT development sessions in order to maintain a sustainable high level of competence within the citywide workforce.

Support the Early Help Co-ordinator in ensuring effective recording of information/data relating to early help arrangements for families and make use of recorded data to provide local qualitative information that will give context to reports for local multi-agency Governance, Senior Leadership Team and Childrens Trust Board.

To ensure effective support and advice is available to Lead Professionals and agencies/services in order to facilitate effective use and embedding of EHAT arrangements.

To operationally line mange the Police Community Support Officers to ensure they work to the agreed standards of practice when delivering the Early Help Offer.

To promote equality of opportunity and inclusive policies / practices in all aspects of work.

To be an active member of the Councils Early Help Team, and lead or contribute to reporting arrangements; represent the Authority at local, regional and national meetings, and support the development of policies and practices as Early Help is embedded across the City.

For further details please refer to the attached Job Description.

Skills and Experience

The essential criteria are marked with *, all other criteria are desirable

Please refer to the attached Person Specification.