Youth Guardian Worker
Salary: SO2 £32,418 to £34,209
X1 Permanent, Full Time (36 hours)
We recognise that families play an important role alongside of professionals to enable young people to stay safe and prevent them from offending and risk of harm to themselves and others. This new approach will enable us to provide support to families in an enabling way, providing advocacy, strengthening parenting skills and approaches in a coaching way, practical support, provision of information, advice and guidance whilst helping families to increase their resilience to overcome challenges and barriers that may impact on their ability to parent and keep their children safe.
Furthermore, we are looking to recruit a suitable candidate who is resourceful, creative and excellent at forming positive relationships of trust with young people who are engaged in risky behaviour, including those who have been victims or perpetrators of serious youth violence. The role will be expected to use trauma informed approach within their engagement of young people on a one to one or group work basis, providing young people with additional support, advice, guidance, advocacy, mentoring and positive activities to help young people to make safe and healthy choices that will reduce their risky behaviour and offending. The role will be expected to utilise wider programme of public health approach to serious youth violence and commissioned youth support programmes within their direct work with young people and therefore will need to be a great team and partnership work player.
Our ambition is to see children as children within youth justice services, treat them fairly and help them to build on their strengths so they can rehabilitate and make positive contributions to society. This will prevent offending and create safer communities with fewer victims in Enfield.
We really want to hear from you if you:
- Are passionate about making a difference to children and young people involved in youth justice and their families
- Are flexible and willing to work outside of the office 9-5 hours when families and young people need help
- Have an ability to develop positive relationship of trust with young people their families
- Are a great team player with ‘a can do’ approach and positive outlook
You will be joining a well-resourced service supported by mature and caring management team that has a clear understanding of strengths and areas of development within our practice.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight 21st January 2021
Interview date: TBC
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Nicholas Cordwell on 020 8132 2933 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 132 1615 or email@example.com.
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.