Fixed Term Until 31/03/23
For North Youth Intervention Team Practitioner
Children in Care Council, 2016
“We need workers who think about how they treat us. This means workers who
treat us fairly and who show us they care. We don’t want to be labelled and we
should be treated like normal people; don’t look down on us.
Workers need excellent communication skills, this includes listening skills. Our workers need to be able to listen to our views, ask how and what we are feeling and make sure they understand what we are saying by checking back with us. We expect our workers to demonstrate that they respect us and our experience in real ways by not taking phone calls during meetings, and by writing down what we say and talking in short simple language.
Finally, we expect our workers to work hard for us. This means doing what they say they will do, sticking to promises and not making excuses. We expect our workers to respond promptly to us and provide up to date contact details, especially for ‘out of hours’. It is important that workers build good relationships with us and are flexible and willing to change their view and always do what is best for us.”
Job Purpose including main duties and responsibilities:
The main purpose of the job is to maximise opportunities for families in need, by providing early intervention and therapeutic support to children, young people and their families to increase inclusion and prevent criminal and anti-social behaviour. The postholder will report to the Team Manager: Youth Inclusion . This team will aligned with the four geographically based Early Help teams:
- Northern Devon
- East and Mid Devon
- Southern Devon
Main duties and responsibilities:
- The post holder will be developing and delivering interventions which engage ‘hard to reach’ children and young people and their families, both within and outside the normal school day, facilitating one-to-one and group work activities as appropriate.
- Establishing targets with children and young people, their families and other agencies to form an action plan based on an Early Help assessment of need.
- Attending and regularly chairing Team Around the Child meetings and other community and multi-agency meetings, drawing up and coordinating multi agency plan, providing other written reports as necessary.
- Taking action on the basis of the Early Help assessment ,monitor and review the plan in accordance with Devon Early Help guidance and protocols.
- Linking with other organisations to support children and young people and their families and working alongside other agencies and organisations already involved. Taking the role of the lead professional where appropriate and relevant. This may involve purchasing goods and services for children, young people and their families with a limited budget as directed by the Team Around the Child.
- Ensuring the service provided meets the child/young person’s and their families expressed needs.
- Providing one-to-one and group parenting skills, advice and guidance as appropriate.
- Creating and maintaining manual and electronic records of current and completed work with children/young people and their families.
- Attending regular caseload and clinical supervision meetings with the line manager.
- To liaise and collaborate with colleagues and all other services and agencies with the purpose of improving outcomes for young people , reducing anti-social behaviour, the risk of offending and the risk of serious harm and contribute to safeguarding
Please feel free to call Tina ley YIT Service Manager on 07812511612 if you want a conversation about the post on offer.
Secondments are also welcome for this post.
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationNorth DevonDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health
- Salary Details
£24,432 - £27,514 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)
- Job TermFixed
- Appointment TypePart Time
29.6 hours per week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required