- Reporting to: Social Inclusion Manager
- Location: Tigers Trust Arena, Hull
- Salary:Starting £23,000 per annum
- Hours of work: 37½ hours per week
Purpose of the role:
To divert young people away from serious youth violence, knife crime, gang membership, child criminal and sexual exploitation by forming trusted relationships with those identified at being at risk. Carry out risk assessments and prepare safety plans for young people to form part of an intervention package that will assist in diverting young people away from exploitation and be able to work 1-2-1 with these young people. Working closely with partner agencies, you will attend meetings and strategic forums, gathering and sharing relevant information as required. You will also support education providers and communities to develop approaches that build resilience, recognise risk and prevent exploitation.
Service Delivery and Case Management:
• Deliver 1-2-1 intensive support for a case load of young people. Providing high intensity, innovative and diversionary interventions to young people identified as being involved or at risk.
• Advocate and become a trusted point of contact for young people.
• Work closely with family members/carers, extended family, school/training providers, police, housing and any other specialist workers, to access and refer on for additional services.
• Work closely with partner agencies to identify and provide intervention for those young people at risk.
• Facilitate work programmes and activities working closely with other external agencies to reduce the risk.
• Make clear and defensible assessments in relation to young people’s risk and vulnerability and develop and contribute towards a plan of intervention that is continuously open to review.
• To ensure that all assessments, case contacts, intervention plans and management plans are recorded.
• To ensure that case information is effectively updated and maintained on an ongoing basis to reflect good practice and enable colleagues to access information on young people and parents/carers as and when required.
Partnership and Team Development:
• Liaise regularly with other external/partner agencies and attend relevant meetings in order to effectively monitor young people who are at risk. Ensuring that information and intelligence is shared in accordance with data protection.
• To work with partner agencies such as YOT, Police, Early Help and Social Care colleagues to plan, organise and deliver activities and projects as part of an intervention plan that will enable young people to reduce their risk of exploitation, offending, serious harm and vulnerability.
• To work with partner agencies to promote and ensure safeguarding of children and young people.
• To work with schools within the local area to support the development and delivery of preventative awareness raising programmes to reduce the risk of CCE, serious violence and gang involvement. To incorporate equal opportunities policy and anti-discriminatory practice in all areas of work and comply with all Tigers Trust policies and procedures. To be an integral member of the Youth Offending Service, contributing to the delivery of the service as contained within the Youth Justice Plan. To handle sensitive information with care and to share information with partner agencies in compliance with set protocols. To support, supervise and mentor sessional/relief staff as required. To be available to work irregular hours - evenings and weekends - in order to divert young people from further exploitation providing extra support when they are most vulnerable. Be part of an on call rota when required.
• Build Realistic Plans and Coordinate Execution – Clearly communicates to others then drives for results; tracks/measures impact and refines outcomes where required.
• Establish Trust – Honours commitments/promises made to internal and external stakeholders.
• Use Financial Data and Make Sound Decisions – Evaluates risks effectively then executes actions in a timely manner.
• Meets Stakeholder Needs – Continually searches for ways to improve service; seeks and acts upon feedback; develops knowledge of the area of work.
• Think Creatively – Approaches problems with a curiosity and open-mindedness; creatively integrates different ideas and perspectives; stimulates creative thinking in others; generates innovative ideas and solutions to problems; challenges the status quo.
• Impact and Influence – Projects a positive attitude through transmitting personal confidence and authority; able to communicate and influence effectively in different settings, across different functions, hierarchies, informal and formal, in both written and face to face meetings; confident presenter.
• Possess an excellent understanding of safeguarding requirements for vulnerable children and young people.
• Significant understanding of the local community and the challenges it faces in serious youth violence.
• Excellent knowledge of local referral agencies and proven ability to effectively engage with them.
• Have a clear understanding of what is required to achieve the programme’s objectives.
• Support the programme with robust and thorough monitoring and evaluation processes, including contributing to an evidence base to demonstrate the programme’s wider impact.
• Cooperating with the funders to explore ways to develop positive local messaging relevant to reducing violence to children and young people who are not direct beneficiaries of the project.
• Drive their own personal development, as well as the delivery staff within their project, to ensure a reflective and progressive culture.
• Attend all programme conferences over the cycle or send an appropriate representative if this is not always possible.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Empathy for the social issues facing young people.
• Good written and verbal communications.
• Good analytical ability and capable of drawing out key insights to support decision-making.
• Knowledge and understanding of issues young people face.
• Knowledge of opportunities for young people to progress.
• Knowledge of local youth services.
• Knowledge of the education sector in the local area.
• Knowledge of health and safety requirements and experience of risk assessing activity.
• Excellent time management and an ability to prioritise key tasks under pressure. • Good use of IT software and databases (Salesforce and Views).
• Show an understanding of and a commitment to equality and diversity.
• Willing to work cooperatively and flexibly.
• Valid driving licence.
Qualifications: Desirable: Youth Work qualification/degree; Project Management qualification or training; People Management qualification or training; High level of Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Person training / Workshop Certificate; Qualifications in related activity eg Health, Psychology
• Experience of working with vulnerable and hard to reach young people
• Experience of training and mentoring delivery staff and young people
• Experience of working with external agencies and partners
• Experience of overseeing project budgets
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating work, planning and recording
• Experience of managing to set policies and procedures
• Experience of managing to set health and safety requirements
• Experience of managing a staff team
• Experience of listening to children, young people and adults incorporating their views and choices in service delivery
If you would like an informal conversation about either position, please contact: Richard Dexter, Head of Programmes, on Tel No: (01482) 358375 or Mobile No: 07852 898110.
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Applications close at noon, on Monday 3rd February 2020, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing Monday 10th February 2020.
This role will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.