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Missing Children Support Worker

  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1305
  • Published: Tue 24/01/2023, 16:52 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £37,026 - £38,934
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London

The co-located Exploitation Service have an exciting opportunity to work directly with young people who have gone missing. Upon the return of the young person to either their home or care placement, you will make contact with them to offer a missing return conversation (return home interview). As a service we are seeking to reduce the level of missing episodes and periods for children with a view to reducing the risk of exploitation. You will be working within multi-agency Exploitation Team where we are developing an innovative harm outside the home approach to issues around exploitation, missing and serious youth violence. You will need good people skills and experience of engaging young people effectively. You will have a caring nature and be professionally curious about why a young person has gone missing and the impact of missing on the child(ren). You will be able to work within a team approach and with other professionals and local organisations to identify and address the issues that lead to a young person going missing underpinned by empowering, anti-oppressive, trauma informed and culturally competent practice (training will be provided for this).

Additional Details

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough. 

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  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-1305
  • Published: Tue 24/01/2023, 16:52 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 Hours
  • Salary: £37,026 - £38,934
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London