The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week based at Ashley Park House, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1RZ.
Do you feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their very best?
Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience within a dynamic and innovative team?
We are looking for creative individuals who enjoy working with adolescents and their families to join Targeted Youth Support in Surrey's Children's Service and help make a difference to our young people's lives.
Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service is a new service that supports some of the county's most vulnerable young people to ensure they have the best chance of thriving and succeeding as adults.
The service works with young people at risk of offending, family breakdown, homelessness, sexual exploitation and criminal exploitation. The service provides help at the point when problems emerge; preventing the need for more specialist services further down the line. The TYS Service also holds the Youth Offending function for the county; supervising young people in the Youth Justice System in Surrey.
As a member of our team you will be working alongside social workers, other partner agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey Children's Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.
You will need to have had experience working with adolescents and be able to show us how this work has resulted in positive outcomes. As well as this, you will need to be able to engage with families/carers and young people and support colleagues in managing risk and effecting positive change. You should be able to evidence good written and verbal skills.
Surrey Children's Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of quality services for young people and their carers and we are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
Each team in the TYS Service has a Team Manager overseeing a small team of six staff. This allows managers and team members to get to know the young people we work with and support each other's work. TYS teams are usually based in our quadrant offices and cover a dedicated part of the county.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Practitioner is to manage a caseload of young people who need targeted support. You will support young people to achieve their potential and reduce the likelihood of them coming to harm using motivational interviewing and other evidence-based approaches. The role includes individual and group work, including co-delivering parenting groups.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19/05/2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Tim Kitchen on 07890 568900 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.