Team: Young People’s Support Team
Salary: £23,389 - £25,941 per annum, pro rata
Contract: Maternity Fixed Term Contract / Secondment
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Closing Date: 18th November 2018
Interview Date: 23rd November 2018
More about the role:
Working in partnership with the young person's Social Worker, the Intensive Support Worker offers direct work interventions to young people and their families whom are at risk of family breakdown. The workers are responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing professional relationships with young people through targeted and tailored interventions. We seek to ensure, when safe to do so, these young people remain in their home.
Young people tell us they need consistent and timely support where they are actively listened too, and are part of the decision making process. In this role you, will be an integral part of ensuring we actively promote young people's engagement in how they wish to be supported.
In this important and varied role, the worker will need to be creative and adopt a persistent and consistent approach to engaging our most vulnerable young people. You will provide tailored support to young people whom may be at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation, Criminal Exploitation, Missing and NEET with multiple and complex needs, on the edge of care. You will have relevant experience with young people, and will be a confident and creative thinker whom is experienced in direct work. You will have good knowledge around safeguarding policy and practice with excellent self-organisation skills. Day to day you will deliver targeted interventions, assess needs, and deliver young people's focused plans of support. You will work with our partners across various settings; home, school, education providers and community.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jacqui Harnett Team Manager on 0300 300 5925 / Internal 75925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx