Team: Young People's Support Team
Job Family: Supporting CBG9
Salary: £28,591- £31,257 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week
Base Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will
be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 14th August 2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd August 2022 – this will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users. If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview.
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
The Young People's Support Team sits within Central Bedfordshire Childrens Services, Specialist Service area. We work directly with young people aged 11yrs to 17yrs old who are assessed as either a Child in Need or Child at Risk of Significant Harm; Childrens Act 1989. Our Intensive Support Worker's offer weekly direct work with both the young person and their care givers. These sessions are delivered at the young person's home, school, college or in the community across Central Bedfordshire. We seek to offer bespoke packages of support, that are co-produced with our clients. Our Intensive Support Worker's are highly skilled and motivated to offer consistent and timely support for our most vulnerable and amazing young people here in Central Bedfordshire.
The team promotes the Council's ambitions to support our young people within their community so they may fulfil their greatness. By joining our team, we will ensure you too find your greatness through training, development and opportunities to progress your career across Children's Services.
This role is both rewarding and emotive; working with young people who need and want people who hear their voices and put them in the centre of the decision making about their lives and aspirations for the future. You will have opportunities to be creative and ambitious for your young people; a varied role where no week is the same. In return we will offer you reflective and supportive supervision, further training opportunities and spaces to learn and develop your skills within a motivated and highly skilled team.
You will be able to plan and deliver your sessions with families and see them grow and build their self-esteem and confidence. Our young people are at the centre of all that we do.
You will need Level 4 Qualifications and evidence experience in working directly with young people and their families. You will need a full UK Driving Licence, valid insurance, and access to a vehicle. It is desirable to have Youth Work or equivalent qualification. It is important that you demonstrate your understanding of this stage in child development and have experience of working 1:1 with young people and families. Skills such as an ability to listen, observe, remain calm under pressure, and produce reports, plans and assessments of high quality are key skills you will need to demonstrate within your application. We need people who can capture, reflect, and consider the needs of our clients. We will offer you training with opportunities to build your skills and knowledge as part of your induction.
Join us, and take advantage of our rewards package, agile working, and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community’.
We think working with teenagers is rewarding and inspirational. Join us and be inspired too to find your greatness here in Central Bedfordshire.
What we can offer you
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
- A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
- Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jacqui Harnett at Jacqui.Harnett@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk on 0300 300 5925
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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