Youth Engagement Worker

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Project Responsive Worker (Male)

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£25,485 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall/Remote Working, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Reference:CYP1684 

Closing date:30 January 2022 at midnight 




Please note: This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements. 

 
Here is an exciting and fantastic opportunity for a Project Responsive Worker to work on a one to one basis, have a real impact, affect positive change and make a difference in the lives of children and young people that require our support. The post essentially involves building a trusting relationship and through their voice, devise an individualised programme of support for the most hard to reach young people. The post requires more face to face, practical work and contact with young people than other roles (such as supporting young people to the gym, fishing, health appointments etc), designed to build protective factors, improve life skills and develop resilience
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JOB PURPOSE:
Providing enhanced support, guidance and mentoring to young people with complex issues with the aim to increase their life opportunities.
 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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 
  • Knowledge of youth justice and safeguarding legislation and the operation of the youth justice system 
  • Knowledge of child development and an awareness of differing needs of children and young people
  • Understanding of the impact of crime and the responding to needs / protection of victims 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a multi-agency context
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presenting information to professional partners; good recording, administrative and report writing skills
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines
  • Able to engage with people from a variety of backgrounds, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to prioritise 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. 
  • Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle. However, a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability. 
  • Ability to travel to and access a range of buildings including family homes
  • Willingness and ability to work outside usual working office hours and to a 08.30h – 17.00h duty system and weekend work depending on operational needs.
                        
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
   
Please Note
Interviews are likely to take place week beginning 7th February 2022
         
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
             
For informal enquires please contact Maroot Patel, Tel: 0116 305 0030 or 07725204098 or Email: Maroot.Patel@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. We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
    
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

  
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

 

 







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