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Youth Worker - Crime Prevention

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£25,932 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Mountfields Lodge Children & Family, Wellbeing centre, Squirrel Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, Le11 3ge 

Reference:CYP1988 

Closing date:14 August 2022 at midnight 


If you are interested in applying for the position and would like to know more information about being a youth worker , we are holding an awareness and information session at Mountfields Children and Family centre on Tuesday 2nd Aug 4-6pm. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference to the lives of children & young people in Leicestershire. Working as a Youth worker in crime prevention, you will form meaningful relationships with young people and be part of their journey away from offending and towards an amazing future. This is a rewarding job delivering interventions with young people and empowering them for greatness, and a chance to be part of a dynamic team.



JOB PURPOSE
 

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 principal aim is to minimise (and ideally prevent) the risk of these events occurring through planned interventions and innovative delivery styles. 
                         
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 
  • 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 
  • 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.
  • 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 prioritise work.
  • 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 (Early Help or Youth Justice)
                                  
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  Kim Robinson, Tel: 0116 305 0830 Email: Kim.Robinson@leics.gov.uk 
 
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. 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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