The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
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 our Targeted Youth Support Team in Surrey's Childrens Service and help make a difference to our young people's lives.
Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support Service (TYS) is a 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 and other partners, 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.
You should have had experience with working with adolescents and are able to show us how this work has impacted in more positives outcomes.
You will need to be able to engage with families, carers, 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 a 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.
In this role you will provide experience and leadership for practice within the TYS Team and will work with some of the most complex young people and families that the service supports, including post-court Youth Justice Cases. You will also be responsible for supporting the training and mentoring of new and less experienced staff and modelling best practice.
The role of Senior Practitioner is a bridging role assisting the team manager in supporting staff across the teams, holding complex cases within the team, offering consultation and joint working on cases with other staff and leading by example across the team.
This Senior Practitioner in the South East sits within our specific youth justice team and so the Senior Practitioner will need to have extensive experience of youth justice work including the writing and gate keeping of PSR’s.
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For an informal discussion please contact Jan Smith by e-mail at Jan.firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11th June 2021 with interviews to follow.
This role is offered as a 12 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity. For internal staff interested in applying for a Secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.
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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