The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
Do you have experience of working in a Youth Offending Service or with Young Offenders?
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 Children's 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 Targeted Youth Support Service is an integrated service which incorporates the Surrey Youth Offending Service and the delivery of all its YOS functions.
The service works with young people who offend, are at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation & complex mental health. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line.
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.
We are looking for people with experience of working within a Youth Offending Service or with young offenders and experience of working with adolescents in a case management capacity, who can show how this work has led to more positive 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 analytical, written and verbal skills and experience of writing assessments is essential.
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 carer’s and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Practitioner (YOS Specific) is to manage a case load of young people who need youth justice work and also young people needing targeted Early Help support. You will be responsible for assessing the needs of young people developing action plans with them and their families and seeing them in person weekly to deliver the intervention. 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. This role will work with some of the most complex young people and families that the service supports.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 January 2022 with interviews to follow.
This role is to cover the North West of the county, which consists of Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Heath Boroughs, with the main office being based in Woking.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Chris Beck Service Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.