Social Worker - Targeted Youth Support
£35,382 per annum hour for 36 hours per week based at Redhill Family Centre 134-138 Station Rd, Redhill RH1 1ET.
About the role
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?
Surrey County Council's Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service 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.
The role of the Targeted Youth Support Social Worker is to provide experience and leadership for practice within the TYS Team, including the assessment and management of risk. This role will work with some of the most complex young people and families that the service supports. The social worker role will also be responsible for supporting the training and mentoring of new and less experienced staff and to provide help and guidance to prevent the escalation of young people to the Safeguarding Adolescent Team. As a member of our team, you will be working alongside other social workers, partners, agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community.
At Surrey, our Children's Services are on a rapid change journey with new management, innovative approaches and considerable energy. We are determined that children, young people and their families will be at the centre of all we do and are changing our model of work to one which supports excellent children's services, with Targeted Youth Support providing targeted help services at the heart of our journey.
Surrey Children's Services believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service 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.
For an informal discussion contact Jan Smith by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th October 2020 with interviews to follow.
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.
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.