Part time Programme Officer - Youth Custody

Recruiter
CF Appointments
Location
Gloucester
Salary
21398.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Programme Officers - Youth Custody

Gloucester

1 year fixed term contract

Part time - 22 hours per week

£21,398 to £27,836 pro rata

Gloucestershire Youth Support Team is an award winning partnership between Prospects Services and Gloucester County Council. They provide a multi-disciplinary response to the needs presenting young people and their families. The fast track team are the first point of contact for the majority of young people entering the service. They provide initial screening, time limited development programmes and appropriate sign posting.

These roles offer exciting opportunity for energetic and motivated workers to assist in the development of the team with a particular focus on the new youth custody programme. This programme is being developed in direct response to concerns expressed by the police and is designed to support the police in making timely and appropriate decisions and facilitate the swift transition of young people through the custody suite.

If you have the skills and enthusiasm to engage effectively with young people and their families and liaise with police and other partner agencies then this role could be suitable for you.

This is a county-wide position and the post holder will be expected to travel across the county. There is a requirement to provide this service out of normal office hours, so the successful candidate must be prepared to regularly work out of hours and weekends. (This is a 9am - 9pm, seven day a week service.)

This is a new initiative and the staff involved will have an opportunity to shape and develop the service. An enhanced DBS check will be required and you will also be required to agree to be security cleared by the police.

Person Specification

  • Professional qualification (minimum level 3 NVQ or other approved course in social care, education, youth work, advice and guidance, criminal justice or health)

  • Experience in a relevant area of work eg Youth Work, Social Care, Family Support, Youth Offending, Connexions, IAG, Health

  • Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion

  • Experience of undertaking thorough assessment of need and risk and the development and implementation of suitable plans/interventions in response to need

  • Experience of partnership working and development of multi-disciplinary approaches to work with young people

  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection

  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation that impacts on vulnerable young people and ability to interpret and apply information

  • Experience of working in informal arenas and being accountable for decisions and actions taken

  • Handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy

  • Work under own initiative and take responsibility for decisions taken

  • Ability to plan, assess and evaluate work undertaken

  • Accurate, timely record keeping and ability to produce written reports

  • Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations, young people and their families

  • Work out of normal office hours; this is a 9am to 9pm service, 7 days per week

  • Ability to travel

"Prospects is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating discrimination, as a core value.

We are determined that the principles of equality and diversity will underpin all our activities.

We welcome applications from every section of the community, particularly from people with disabilities who are underrepresented in the Company."