Young Persons Worker (11832)

Role: Young Persons Worker

Circa Salary: £21,300 per annum

Location: Penwith, St.Ives and Penzanze - Cornwall

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-Time – 37 hours a week –  there is regular evening work (3 x evenings a week so flexibility is essential).

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. 

We provide a number of services across Cornwall, Kernow Connect, Cornwall SPACE, and the Adolescent Intervention Service (Connect+). This role will be supporting Kernow Connect which provides support for young people aged 11-19 and up to 25 with SEND across the County, you will be delivering youth work provision including place based groups, outreach and detached work, holiday activities, 1-1 support for young people and  schools based interventions.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide a high-quality service that is outcome driven to young people aged 11+ and up to 25 with a special educational need or disability.
  • Deliver youth activities and interventions with young people 11+ in centre-based youth groups, and on a 1:1 basis.
  • Maintain effective working relationships and channels of communications with colleagues their families where necessary professionals.
  • Be alert to child protection and safeguarding issues.
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant networking meetings. 
  • Supporting the organising achievement of work objectives remote achievement.
  • Retain accurate and contemporaneous records, using various IT systems to capture case details.
  • Guiding and supporting apprentices and volunteers where necessary.

Let's talk about you:

  • Flexibility and availability to work 3 evenings per week.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates commitment to personal development and undertaking relevant training.
  • Ability to effectively utilise Microsoft Outlook and other IT packages.

For any recruitment related queries or help with your application please contact: Sarah Manderfield via email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

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. 

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

Don't meet every single requirement?

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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Kernow Connect - TR14 0JS
Action for Children, PO Box 341, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR14 0JS
  • Salary:
    £21.300 per annum
  • Directorate:
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    16 April 2024
  • Number of Roles:
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