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Youth Worker - East

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£24,801 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Room G20, County Hall, Glenfield, LEICS, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP0938 

Closing date:10 November 2019 at midnight 


Salary Range £24,801 - £26,925
 
Job Purpose
 

The inclusion service works with children, young people and their families to support them to achieve the best outcomes possible. This role within the Service is aimed at supporting young people where there are vulnerabilities due to emotional wellbeing that prevents the young person from engaging in education. The principal aim is to support the young person to build reliance against the barriers to education through planned interventions and innovative delivery styles.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
  • NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) plus significant relevant experience
  • OR Demonstrable experience identified within the section below
  • 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 education and safeguarding legislation and the operation of the Inclusion Service
  • Underpinning knowledge of theories of engagement of young people
  • 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 effective interventions for young 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 professionals
  • Excellent and engaging communication skills; written, verbal and presentation
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines
  • The use of innovative and interactive techniques to engage young people, parents, staff and partners, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach
  • 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
  • An understanding of, and commitment to Equal Opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • A flexible approach to working, including out-of-hours, and an ability and willingness to travel to various locations in a cost efficient way
  • Possession of a valid driving licence, access to a vehicle, and relevant insurances. However 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
  • 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 Helen Bakewell, Tel: 0116 3058691 Email: helen.bakewell@leics.gov.uk  
 
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.
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk