This post is on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024 with potential to extend.
The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 140 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our children and young people directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.
We are currently looking for an experienced and flexible project worker to join our dynamic, ambitious team.
A key part of this role will be your ability to engage with Children and Young People who have been missing from home and engage them in a Return Home Interview; identifying and analysing risks and ensuring that their wishes, feelings and views are heard within the process; Advocating on behalf of Children and Young People within Child Protection and Review meetings will also be an essential part of this role.
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
• A relevant professional qualification e.g. Youth & Community, Education or NVQ 3 Health & Social Care Or HNC in Social Care or Early Years 3 NVQ3 Health & Social Care.
• Knowledge and understanding of a range of evidence based interventions and creative ways of working with children and young people
• An ability to develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with children and young people
• Presence of mind to calm and reassure children and young people who are distressed.
The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.
Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.
The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.
Therefore, candidates applying for work in our Youth Impact Domain will be required to complete an “Employment history template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.
For further information and to apply, please visit Careers | The Children's Society (childrenssociety.org.uk)
The closing date for applications is 26/09/2023. If, after 14 days, we have received enough applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy on 12/09/2023 onwards.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationTorbayDevon
- Work Postcode
Check Point, Torbay
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthYouth & CommunityProject & Programme Management
- Salary Details
£13,427 per annum plus allowances (£26,855.58 per annum FTE)
- Job TermFixed
- Appointment TypePart Time
18.5 hours per week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required