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Crocus Fields Outreach Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£25,295 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Crocus fields , Arkwright Walk, Nottingham , Nottinghamshire , NG2 2HN 


Closing date:16 August 2019 at midnight 

Starting salary is £25,295 rising to £26,999 on first year anniversary (Pro rata), subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.  
An exciting new opportunity is now available within Nottingham City Council Crocus Fields Outreach service for 18.5 hours (two years). We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, enthusiastic and motivated experienced Outreach Worker who is passionate and committed to providing support to young people and their families. The Crocus Fields Outreach Service is a uniquely integrated service delivering a range of interventions to disabled young people and their families. The outreach worker will provide assessment and the delivery of behaviour management programs to disabled children, young people and their families. This service ensures that disabled children are enabled to be continued to be cared for at home by their parents/carers by addressing challenging behaviours that result from their disability.   
Responsibilities include:
The role involves a significant amount of direct intervention work with families on issues such as parenting, behaviour, sleep, health and integration. The role requires an ability to establish positive relationships with young people and families, assessing needs and formulating and delivering behaviour management programmes. The Outreach worker will be expected to contribute to effective multi-agency working with other professionals, to provide individual and group work for disabled young people and their families/carers.
You should have knowledge of child development, children's act 1989, child protection policies/procedures and issues that affect disabled children and their families. Understanding the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and equal opportunities, anti-oppressive practice and the impact of discrimination is also essential. Experience of working with disabled children and families is essential. 
You will need to have experience of managing cases or offering direct interventions; working in partnership with a wide range of professionals and developing behaviour plans.  You will need to have good communication skills, both written and verbal, including report-writing and presentation skills, prioritising and organising workload, adhering to service timescales and providing a timely, responsive service to families. Flexible working is also essential in this role as is working on your own initiative, adherence to safe lone working practices and experience of using Microsoft Office & outlook packages are also essential.
To apply for this role please ensure that you respond to the items in the person specification of this role in your application     
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.  
For informal enquiries please contact Joanne Wright or Ella Lawrence- Cowling, Tel: 0115 8762284/ 0115 8762285 Email: joanne.wright@nottinghamcity.gov.uk  
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.        
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.        
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact Joanne Wright Registered Manager, Crocus Fields, Arkwright Walk, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2HN, Tel: 0115 8762284 Mobile: 07984244355 Website: www.crocusfields.co.uk Email: joanne.wright@nottinghamcity.gov.uk