Welcome to the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Support Service (IASS).
We provide support that improves outcomes for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old, and up to 25 for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
We are committed to seeing life through the eyes of young people in Havering. We promote positive language and attitudes toward young people, their networks and communities. Coproduction is at the heart of our work, and young people’s voices are at the centre of the design and delivery of our service.
Our core aim is to safeguard children and young people who may be at risk of harm outside of family and home. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the exploitation of children and young people in Havering. We use techniques like information sharing between agencies and data analysis to identify those young people who may be at risk of exploitation. We then work with young people to protect them from harm and improve their life chances.
Our integrated service is multi-disciplinary, and made up of a dedicated team of professionals from:
- Adolescent safeguarding team
- Youth justice service
- Youth Influence and Participation Service
- Virtual school
- Child Exploitation / Missing coordination, working across this team and Social Care
- Clinical health posts
- Data analysis to enable earlier identification of children vulnerable to criminal exploitation
Our preventative approach to support and intervention with young people is informed by our understanding of:
- The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences
- Young people’s experiences of risk in places and people outside of family, home and school
- The power of language and relationship-based practice.
Targeted Youth Co-Ordinator
YPR 11 21-24 - £31,179 to 34,060 ( £2080- London Weighting)
The role of a Targeted Youth Co-Coordinator will deliver and comprehensive service to promote independence, wellbeing, engagement with communities, and support young people with a positive transition to adulthood. This will be through both a universal offer and targeted programmes.
This role will support and promote the adolescent safeguarding strategy working within a multi-disciplinary team.
The Targeted Youth Co-Coordinator works in partnership with statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide a programme of activities which safeguard young people and are targeted at individuals and groups in need of specific support, including prioritising support for young people at risk of criminal exploitation.
The role will empower Young People to co-produce activities through youth work to ensure that they have a range of development opportunities open to them.
This role will be able to identify target groups and provide tailor made programmes for those young people hard to reach and/or looked after young people, young women, NEET, SEND.
This role is required to lead on the delivery of outreach youth services from the Youth Bus.
The role manages a team of youth support workers to which support the delivery of Youth Services in line with the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding strategy. You will ensure that Youth Support workers are able to signpost Young People to the relevant service.
The Targeted Youth Co-Ordinator will deputise and provide cover for the Team Manager as required.
You will have a degree level in a JNC recognised Youth Work Qualification, level 6 minimum.
You will be able to evidence your work with vulnerable young people.
You will have worked within a multidisciplinary team.
Your passion and commitment to working with young people to achieve their best outcomes will be supported by being able to deliver activities, sessions and advice / support for young people outside normal hours of working (principally evenings).
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jane Herbert on 01708 431781
The closing date for the receipt of applications is. 19thApril 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for April
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909.