This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract.
At Surrey our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey, with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Targeted Youth Support providing targeted help services at the heart of our journey.
Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best?
Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?
We are looking for creative individuals who enjoy working with adolescents and their families to join Targeted Youth Support, in Surrey Children's Service, and help make a difference to our young people's lives.
Surrey County Council’s Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service is a new service that supports some of the county’s most vulnerable young people to ensure they have the best chance of thriving and succeeding as adults. The service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge, preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. The TYS Service also holds the Youth Offending function for the county, supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey.
As a member of our team, you will be working alongside social workers and other partners, agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey Children's Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.
It will be great if you have had experience with working with adolescents and can show us how this work has impacted in more positives outcomes.
You will need to be able to engage with families/Carers and young people, and support colleagues in managing risk and effecting positive change. You should be able to evidence good written and verbal skills.
Surrey Children's Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service for young people and their carers and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
Each team in the TYS Service has a Team Manager overseeing a small team of 6 staff. This allows managers and team members to get to know the young people we work with and support each other’s work. TYS teams are usually based in our quadrant offices and cover a dedicated part of the county.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Practitioner is to manage a caseload of young people who need targeted support. You will support young people to achieve their potential and reduce the likelihood of them coming to harm using motivational interviewing and other evidence based approaches.
For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion contact Chris Beck by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/05/2021.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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