Education, Training & Employment Officer
£27,852 to £31,099
We're looking for a motivated Youth Justice Service Education Worker to join our very friendly multi-disciplinary team on a permanent basis. You will lead the development, management, and implementation of strategies to support engagement in education, training, or employment for a case load of young people who are known to the Wirral Youth Justice Service.
You will use your expertise and experience to ensure young people known to the service are receiving the support they need to progress in education, training and/or employment. You will work in collaboration with other services linked to the young people and will closely monitor and record your interventions and outcomes.
Experience of working with young people who have complex risk and needs and can be difficult to connect with is essential, as is the knowledge and understanding of the factors that put young people at risk of being NEET.
The nature of this work can be very challenging you will therefore need to be a confident and resilient practitioner. You must have experience of working with young people and have a commitment to helping them make positive changes in their lives.
Duties will include preparing reports for proceedings, carrying out risk assessments and being part of a duty rota. You will also need to travel to visit young people held in institutions, which could involve long journeys beyond a standard working day.
Risk management, public safety and safeguarding are fundamental to our work and candidates need to be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of these requirements as they are integral to the post being offered. You must have the ability to effectively work alongside partner agencies, and to engage parents/carers and young people utilising a relationship-based practice model, alongside excellent communication skills and IT skills.
DBS Clearance will be required.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
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