Youth and Family Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
07/07/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Fletton Quays, Peterborough
£25,927 to £29,174
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
7 Jul
Further Information

This is an exciting chance to join the Youth and Family Team, part of the Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS) within Peterborough City Council, an authority judged to be good at our last Ofsted inspection.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about achieving positive outcomes for young people to join our team of social workers and youth and family support workers, who work closely in partnership with colleagues in other adolescent services to safeguard vulnerable teenagers and to promote successful development at this crucial stage of their lives.

The focus of this role will be to provide intensive support to young people at risk of entering care to enable them to remain within their families safely. The proven ability to engage with young people and families who are both challenging and rewarding is essential to the role.

The successful candidate will have:
• A commitment to working in partnership with young people and their families.
• Knowledge and experience of working with key issues facing vulnerable teenagers including criminal and sexual exploitation, homelessness, child to parent abuse and complex mental health needs.
• Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills

We are a small and friendly team with specialist skills in working with adolescents. We work predominantly with teenagers aged 13-17 being assessed through the Child and Family Assessment framework or subject to Child In Need plans. You will be joining the service at an exciting moment as we develop our contextual safeguarding approach across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

If you would like to make a difference to the lives of these young people and feel you have the skills to do so please contact Chris Leach, Youth and Family Team Manager, for further information on 07943747814.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15 July 2022.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.