An opportunity has arisen to join our Adolescent Team as an Early Help Worker, working intensively with young people aged 11-18 identified as being on the edge of care.
You will be responsible for a caseload of various complexities and work closely with social workers, youth mentors, family support workers and partner agencies to ensure the needs of the young people are met.
Previous experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and families in the public, private or voluntary sector is essential. You will be able to analyse and assess needs and be able to write clear and concise plans..
You must have GCSE’s at Grade 5 or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths, together with an NVQ3 in a relevant field i.e. family work, youth and community, youth justice.
To support a flexible service delivery you must be able to work flexible hours and have access to a vehicle for work purposes.
In return for your commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including –
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Excellent local government pension scheme
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Featherstone on 01634 334173.
This post is subject to an enhanced Children’s DBS check.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams.
Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Children's Services Recruitment Team on 01634 332211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.