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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Hinckley Contact Centre, Granville Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0PP 


Closing date:15 September 2019 at midnight 



The children and families wellbeing service works with children, young people and their families to support them to achieve the best outcomes possible. This role within the youth strand of the service is aimed at supporting young people where there are vulnerabilities such as a risk of offending, re-offending causing harm to others and their own emotional wellbeing. The principle aim is to minimise (and ideally prevent) the risk of these events occurring through planned interventions and innovative delivery styles

  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) plus significant relevant experience
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families in either case or group work situations
  • Experience of engaging with young people who are vulnerable or from a hard to reach group
  • Experience of developing and delivering training and group work
  • Knowledge of youth justice and safeguarding legislation and the operation of the youth justice system
  • Awareness of the issues faced by young people (social, economic and inter-personal)
  • Awareness and commitment to implement safeguarding procedures in accordance to the Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Understanding of the production and delivery of people
  • Knowledge of child development and an awareness of differing needs of children and young people
  • The ability to work independently, as part of a team and in collaboration with partners and other
  • Excellent and engaging communication skills written, verbal and presentation
  • To have good organizational, planning skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to priorities work
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Word processing packages and databases/case management systems
  • Must be able to perform al duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • Possession of a valid driving licence, access to a vehicle, and relevant insurance, a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability
  • The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within the relevant professional development framework (Early help or Youth Justice)
  • The post-holder may be required to attend, from time-to-time, other training courses, conferences, seminars, or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service


This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Rachel Lobel , Tel: 07725 204129 or email

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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