Action for Children
Role: Young Persons Worker
Circa Salary: £21,300 per annum (pro-rata)
Location: Penzance - West Cornwall
Contract/Hours: Permanent, Part-Time – 8 hours a week – there is evening work (2 x evenings a week) required along with occasional weekend work. (Flexibility is essential). This would suit candidates looking for 8 hours work a week to fit their work/life balance, studying, or together with another part-time role.
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.?
As a charity, we provide a number of services in Cornwall, including those for young carers, young adult carers and children with learning disabilities, will be providing the ‘Support Services for Young People' that provides support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND across the County. This role is based in the West of the county.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Don't meet every single requirement?
Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
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Closing Date: 2nd May 2023