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Preventative Caseworker

  • Employer: North Somerset Council - Childrens Services
  • Reference: SPCW0266
  • Published: Wed 08/03/2023, 12:34 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.2 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,099 - £33,820 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: North Somerset, Weston -super- Mare

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Preventative Caseworker

North Somerset Youth Offending Service (YOS) is looking to appoint a Preventative Caseworker to work within the Education Engagement Project (EEP).

EEP engage with children and young people who are at risk of exclusion from school due to challenging behaviours, who are involved in youth crime, exploitation or anti-social behaviour. EEP offer interventions to children and young people to promote their life chances and address challenging behaviours and to mitigate the potential for further fixed term or permanent exclusion from schools.

The postholder will deliver child focussed, trauma informed interventions, meeting with young people mainly in education settings, at their home or in community settings including the YOS office in Weston Super Mare.  The role is based in Weston Super Mare with some home working, to involve travelling across the North Somerset area.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Independently case manage and deliver both 1:1 and group interventions to a range of young people and their families.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of partners including schools/colleges, children’s services, health services, and the police, to engage with children and their families to build trusting and supportive relationships.
  • Record case notes and outcomes using Child View and other online systems and so competency in the use of ICT is required.
  • Assisting in the development of range of programmes/activities related to the role and wider associated issues including mental health resources.

You will be able to work confidently and innovatively within a multi-agency environment and be able to establish credibility with a range of professionals who also work with families.  You must also be solution focussed and be up for a challenge and be prepared to try different ways of doing things to get results.

You will need:

  • A professional qualification working with young people (e.g. social work, teaching, probation, youth and community work or health ….) to a degree level or equivalent.
  • Relevant experience of working young people.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including skills to assess and address attitudes, behaviour and need.

A flexi-time working policy applies to all North Somerset Council employees. Applicants should note that the post may require occasional evening work.      

A secondment opportunity is an option for this post with prior agreement from current employer/manager.                      

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Want to know more and apply?

If you have further questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Lucy Frampton Substance Advice and Diversion Manager on 07771 833173/

Visit to download an application pack and apply online.

Anticipated interview date:  To be advised

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment