Salary: £29,621 – £33,859
Hours: 37 hours per week
As part of the Slough Children First’s improvement journey it recognises Slough has a commitment to build on their delivery of services to young people and families at risk of exploitation.
The exploitation service is set to incorporate a social work team to provide robust, timely and specialist intervention to children, young people and families at risk of violence, vulnerability and exploitation. The focus will be on adolescents whereby extra familial harm has been identified.
The service will provide a wraparound approach to intervention to support and address exploitation and extra familial harm in all its forms. In doing so, all staff will be expected to promote, deliver and embrace Slough Children First’s values – child-focused, honest and respectful, improving constantly, looking ahead and delivering together – to both their team and peers to help deliver our vision of making our children safe, secure and successful.
You will work as part of a wrap-around service with other partners to ensure children and young people who have been assessed as being at risk of exploitation are effectively safeguarded from extra familial harm.
You will also work with family members and wider networks to enable them to have the skills and resilience to support the young person and manage risks too.
- Work directly with children, young people and their families, carers and or guardians who have been assessed as being at risk of exploitation within the local community.
- Manage a caseload of children and young people in line with national standards and other guidance and legislation relating to children and young people linked to exploitation.
- Have a specific lead within the team and facilitate in the creation, delivery and evaluation of intervention programmes which safeguard children and young people risk extra familial risk and harm.
- Keep accurate, clear records using relevant software systems, contributing to agreed performance indicators and producing relevant data as required by the management information system of the team.
- Participate and attend team meetings, risk panels and other multi agency meetings associated with the risk management of children and young people.
- Contribute to the team’s duty systems as appropriate.
- Develop links with other agencies, particularly in respect of prolific offenders and young people acting in an anti-social manner, providing support, guidance and opportunities for young people both within the Exploitation and Youth Justice team and in the local community.
- Work flexible and some unsociable hours including weekends according to the team’s requirements in order to provide the most effective staff cover.
- Any other duties required by your line manager that are commensurate with the post.
Education, Training & Experience
- At least two years experience of working with young people and their families (Essential)
- Educated to a degree level, preferably within Youth and/or Criminal Justice or evidence of continuing professional development (Desirable)
- Current knowledge of legislation, guidance and regulations relating to contextual safeguarding, exploitation, and missing children (Essential)
- Experience of working in Youth Justice Field (Desirable)
General & Specific Knowledge
- Experience of delivering intervention to children in assessment of needs, case planning and/or case management of complex cases (Essential)
- Proven track record and experience of working with children, young people and families with complex needs including hard to reach young people (Essential)
- Knowledge of the risk and protective factors as they relate to young people who exposed to extra familial harm (Essential)
- Commitment and ability to work in a multi-agency team (Essential)
- Ability to keep accurate, clear and concise records, including the ability to analyse information using software systems both electronic and manual (Essential)
- Experience of undertaking assessments of risk and need using assessment tools (Essential)
- Ability to devise and implement individual and group work programmes (Essential)
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills (Essential)
- Experience of organising own workload, prioritising and ensuring work is delivered on time and to the standards required (Essential)
- Good IT skills to include but not be limited to: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), and electronic casefile management systems including social care databases (Essential)
- Full driving licence and access to car on daily basis (Essential)
- Understanding of and commitment to the need for sensitivity and confidentiality (Essential)
- Acceptance and commitment to the principles of human rights and equality and how they underpin practice (Essential)
If you would like to apply for this post, please use the application form to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. if you have any questions, please email email@example.com. The deadline for submitted applications is 11pm on Sunday 17 October.