Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best?
Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?
We are looking for creative individuals who enjoy working with adolescents and their families to join Targeted Youth Support in Surrey Children's Service and help make a difference to our young people's lives.
Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service is a new service that supports some of the county's most vulnerable young people to ensure they have the best chance of thriving and succeeding as adults.
The service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. The TYS Service also holds the Youth Offending function for the county; supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey.
As a member of our team, you will be working alongside social workers, other partner agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey Children's Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.
It will be great if you have had experience working with adolescents and can show us how this work has resulted in more positives outcomes.
You will need to be able to engage with families/Carers and young people and support colleagues in managing risk and effecting positive change. You should be able to evidence good written and verbal skills.
Surrey Children's Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of quality service for young people and their carers, and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
Each team in the TYS Service has a Team Manager overseeing a small team of six staff. This allows managers and team members to get to know the young people we work with and support each other's work. TYS teams are usually based in our quadrant offices and cover a dedicated part of the county.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Practitioner is to manage a caseload of young people who need targeted support. You will support young people to achieve their potential and reduce the likelihood of them coming to harm using motivational interviewing and other evidence-based approaches. The role includes individual and group work, including co-delivering parenting groups.
As a bank worker in Targeted Youth Support, you will be required to support young people on a one-to-one basis. This support could be during the day time, evenings or at weekends. Across the county we have a wide range of hours available from short term full time hours covering staff absence to ad hoc one off evening work to support a young person in crisis. In order to be successful in this role you will need to have experience of working on a one-to-one basis with vulnerable and challenging young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Surrey operates an agile working policy, all of our buildings have been risk assessed and are Covid secure with frontline social care staff accessing offices on a rota/agile basis. We continue to visit children face to face unless there is an exceptional reason not to and adhere to the government guidance regarding social distancing and use of PPE. The safety of our staff, vulnerable children and families is our paramount consideration, and we continue to use virtual and hybrid models for meetings with professionals and families.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.Job Advert
You will have the option to select a location across Surrey, which matches your working preference. Positions are based inside one of our main area offices: Walton on Thames (North East), Redhill (South East) and Woking (North West).Additional Information
- North East Area: Tim Kitchen – Telephone: 07890 568900 or by email: email@example.com
- South East Area: Jan Smith – Telephone: 07972622749 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- North West Area: Chris Beck – Telephone: 07816143785 or by email: email@example.com
Please indicate on application form the area you wish to work in.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.Company Information
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