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Youth Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Coalville Contact Centre, Coalville, Leicestershire, Le67 


Closing date:19 January 2020 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 risk of offending, re-offending, causing harm to others, and their own emotional wellbeing. The principal 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 relevant experience or demonstrable experience identified within the sections 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 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 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 others
  • Excellent and engaging communication skills, written verbal and presentation
  • The use of innovative and interactive techniques to engage young people and families that are hard to reach
  • IT skills to include the ability to use Word processing packaged 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
  • Possession of a valid driving licence access to a vehicle and relevant insurances, however reasonable adjustment will be made for an applicant with a disability
  • The post-holder may be required from time-to-time other training courses, conferences, seminars or meetings as required by his/her own training needs to the need 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 Navdeep Cozens-Patel Tel: 0116 305 5982 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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