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Young Persons Worker in Liskeard - Caradon - Cornwall

Location: Liskeard - Caradon - Cornwall
Salary: £21,300 per annum
Position: Permanent
Hours: Permanent, Full-Time 37 hours a week
Date Posted: 19th July 2023
Recruiter: Action For Children
Job Ref: 10280

Action for Children

Young Persons Worker

Circa Salary: £21,300 per annum 

Location: Liskeard - Caradon  - Cornwall 

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-Time 37  hours a week –  there is evening work (2 x evenings a week) required along with occasional weekend work.  (Flexibility is essential). 

Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, and a discount portal with your favourite brands. Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help:

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK. 

Why Action for Children? 

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives. We also have the Investor in People Silver Award!

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood.?Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard and we campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.?

We provide a number of services across Cornwall, Kernow Connect, Cornwall SPACE, and the Adolescent Intervention Service (Connect+). This role will be supporting Kernow Connect which provides support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND across the County. This role is based in the area of Liskeard in  Cornwall.

The service brings together a range of support for young people including youth work provision, educational needs and disabilities (SEND) participation, 1-1 support and mental health and resilience work.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide a high-quality service that is outcome driven to young people aged 11+ and up to 25 with an special educational need or disability.

  • Deliver youth activities and interventions with young people 11+ in centre-based youth groups, in communities at activities and on a 1:1 basis.

  • Maintain effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues and with young people and their families and where necessary encourage and promote involvement to achieve positive outcomes.

  • Be alert to child protection and safeguarding issues and inform appropriate line managers of concerns in line with safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • Attend and actively participate in relevant networking meetings. 

  • Supporting the organising achievement of work objectives on a daily basis, including both pre and forward planning.

  • Retain accurate and contemporaneous records, using various IT systems to capture case details, outputs, and outcomes as necessary and to produce written reports and present these as necessary.

  • Guiding and supporting apprentices and volunteers where necessary.

Let's talk about you:

  • Flexibility and availability to work 2 evenings per week.

  • Resides or relocating to Cornwall.

  • Must be able to drive and have own vehicle.

  • S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent. Youth work, social care or equivalent

  • Some qualifications and or experience of working with young people required. Preferably in the 11+ age range.

  • Experience of working in a health, early years or social care setting and as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service. 

  • Experience of preparing clear and concise file notes and inputting information into office systems.

  • Ability to keep children and young people as the focus of all work and ensure the child's feelings and wishes are represented in meetings and record keeping.

  • Ability to engage and work with children, young people and their families, demonstrating a range of communication skills i.e. written, verbal applied in a variety of formats and situations. 

  • An awareness and an ability to identify and act upon safeguarding concerns with clients and to follow agreed reporting procedures. 

  • A working knowledge of working with an outcome-based approach to planning, delivering and reviewing services. 

  • Ability to identify and assess individual needs and to manage and prioritize own work schedule within agreed timescales.

  • Ability and willingness to work to promote equality and an inclusive agenda within the workplace. Ability to undertake home /site visits ensuring compliance with lone working policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates commitment to personal development and undertaking relevant training.

  • Ability to effectively utilise Microsoft Outlook and other IT packages.

Talent Pool 

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't. 

For any recruitment related queries or help with your application please contact: Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or email

Diversity, equality and inclusion 

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We?actively?encourage?applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children. 

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Closing Date: 20th July 2023

Applications Closed

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