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Targeted Support Worker
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: LBH02447-37875
  • Published: Mon 16/03/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/04/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £34,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Targeted Support Worker

Welcome to the Integrated Adolescent Safeguarding Support Service (IASS).

We provide support that improves outcomes for children and young people between 10 and 18 years old, and up to 25 for young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We are committed to seeing life through the eyes of young people in Havering. We promote positive language and attitudes toward young people, their networks and communities. Coproduction is at the heart of our work, and young people’s voices are at the centre of the design and delivery of our service.  

Our core aim is to safeguard children and young people who may be at risk of harm outside of family and home. In recent years, we have seen an increase in the exploitation of children and young people in Havering. We use techniques like information sharing between agencies and data analysis to identify those young people who may be at risk of exploitation. We then work with young people to protect them from harm and improve their life chances.

Our integrated service is multi-disciplinary, and made up of a dedicated team of professionals from:

  • Adolescent safeguarding team
  • Youth justice service
  • Youth Influence and Participation Service
  • Virtual school
  • Child Exploitation / Missing coordination, working across this team and Social Care
  • Clinical health posts
  • Data analysis to enable earlier identification of children vulnerable to criminal exploitation

Our preventative approach to support and intervention with young people is informed by our understanding of:

  • The impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences
  • Young people’s experiences of risk in places and people outside of family, home and school

•The power of language and relationship-based practice

Targeted Support Worker

Grade 5 £27,228 to £30,213

The Targeted Support Worker works with young people and their families adopting the whole family approach to promote family relationships, healthy life styles with the aim to reduce re-offending.

The Targeted Support Worker will build effective relationships with young people, both direct work and within groups.

The role works within a multidisciplinary team to oversee the assessments of those young people missing from home. The role supports the return home interviews of those young people to safeguard against further missing episodes.

The Targeted Youth Worker will champion the voice of young people, their view and promote a positive image, advocating for Young people where appropriate.

Within the role you work with wider families to build resilience within the wider family network to ensure young people’s risk of re-offending and going missing is reduced. Seeing the wider family as part of the solution to the risk situations young people place themselves into.

The Targeted Youth Worker will lead on a triage programme for those young offenders who do not attend court.

You will have a relevant qualification in social care, health or education

You will be experienced in working with Young People and Young Offenders. You will have worked both directly and within groups to support them.

You will use your expertise to work with young people to support them to deal with complex problems that can have a significant emotional impact on them and their families. You will act as an advocate for these venerable young people to ensure their voice is heard.

Your knowledge of current legislation will be current and up to date.

You will have the skills to work with the whole family of young people to encourage an holistic approach to support them.

You will be able to work within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.

You will be able to attend weekly meetings outside the normal hours of working, including weekend and evening hours.

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please note the CV's will not be accepted

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Trevor Stephenson on 01708 434845

 The closing date for the receipt of applications is. 12thApril 2020 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for April 2020

 Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909.