Job title: 

Early Help Family Support Worker (Shropshire)

Salary: 

£20,013.70 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours: 

22.5 per week

Contract:

Permanent

Base:

EnHance is a county wide service and all staff are based at one of the six Early Help Hubs: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, or Shrewsbury. Although staff will be given a designated work base and area, they will be required to work flexibly across more than one area, as required depending on volume of referrals and need.

This post is based in Oswestry

A fantastic opportunity has just opened in our Targeted Early Help Family Support service, based in Oswestry. As part of the team you will work on a one to one basis and use a variety of interventions to build resilience in children, young people and families. 

You should have experience of working with children in a similar role as well as an understanding of the issues affecting children, young people and families.

YSS is commissioned by Shropshire Council to provide Targeted Early Help Family Support to children and families. We provide a flexible service, using a variety of interventions, to build resilience in children, young people and their families. The service offers a wide range of targeted and focused interventions that can be measured in terms of effectiveness, impact and outcomes.

Most services delivered on a one to one basis in the local community including home and school visits, at flexible times, to meet identified needs. However other methods of service delivery are utilised where appropriate.

This service is outcome focused and it is essential that the Family Support Worker is committed to evidencing the improvement in outcomes for children and young people. The service user and their family will be at the heart of service delivery.

For further details on the role and to apply download the following documents:

Targeted Early Help Family Support Worker JD Aug 19

YSS Application form

YSS Safeguarding declaration form

YSS Equal opportunities form

YSS Guidance notes for applicants

To apply, send your completed application form, safeguarding declaration form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] or to HR, YSS, Polysec House, Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ to arrive no later than Noon on Wednesday 28 August 2019. 

Interviews: Thursday 12 September 2019

Job Title:

Project/Key Worker, Chrysalis project

Salary:

£20,013.70 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours:

22 per week

Contract:

Permanent

Base:

YSS Hereford office (based at No Wrong Door) 

The Chrysalis Project is funded by the Smallwood Trust and provides a community based service to women at risk of entering or already in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to divert women from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity and prevent families breaking down as a result. We believe that the criminal justice service is built for men, so it is important that a safe, woman-only service is available. Chrysalis will enable the women we support to think more positively about their future, be better able to manage their money and debt, be more confident and better equipped to respond to financial adversity, break down barriers to employment, improve their communication skills and improve their social and emotional well-being.

The aim of this service is to enable and empower women in or at risk of entering the criminal justice system and their families to overcome disadvantage, inequality and poverty whilst increasing financial resilience and is therefore restricted to female applicants only as Permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.’

For further information on the service visit the “What We Do” section of the website.

The support offered will be tailor made to meet the individual’s needs, using a trauma informed approach. Chrysalis will offer safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending, such as substance misuse and financial difficulties. 

The successful candidate will be required to manage a case load of referrals, undertake one to one, face to face, work with women in their local communities according to risk and need. Contact will include home visits and the use of local community facilities. They will have the skill to motivate, support, and challenge individuals to identify and overcome life barriers that prevent the individual moving forwards with their life and provide support to enable access to follow on services.

 For further details on the role and to apply download the following documents:

Chrysalis worker JD August 2019

YSS Application form Feb 2019

YSS Safeguarding declaration form

YSS Equal opportunities form

YSS Guidance notes for applicants

To apply, send your completed application form, safeguarding declaration form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] or to HR, YSS, Polysec House, Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ to arrive no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interviews: To be confirmed, either Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Telford or Thursday 12 September 2019 in Worcester. 

Job Title:

Project Co-ordinator/Key Worker x 2, Diversionary Services

Salary:

£20,013.70 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours:

Worcester: 22 per week

Telford: 37 per week

Contract:

Fixed term to 31 March 2020

Base:

Worcester: YSS Head Office Worcester

Telford: YSS Telford office

YSS have been successful in securing funding from the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver Diversionary Services. The services (ARC and Divert) provide1:1 support to referred 13-24 year olds, in, or at risk of being involved in, the criminal justice system

There are many existing local services and activities that young adults either do not know about or feel they can’t be involved in for a whole range of reasons. Divert and ARC want to help break down the barriers, real or perceived, that stop young adults engaging in positive activities e.g. poor transport links; subscriptions or equipment costs too high; or people feel that an activity is not accessible for people “like them”.

At the same time the project looks to address any education, training and employment (ETE) needs. Studies have shown that the extent and frequency of offending diminish when individuals gain employment and those with stable and quality employment are less likely to reoffend.

Additionally there will be a focus on examining the links between patterns of drinking and offending behaviour, acknowledging that many young adults associate their offending behaviour with alcohol use.

For further information on the service visit the “What We Do” section of the website.

The successful applicants will manage a case load of up to 12-14 young adults and young people including providing support to family members where appropriate.  They will accept referrals; undertake relevant assessments and develop tailor made support plans, programmes and activities, in partnership with referring agencies and other stakeholders. In addition they will maintain appropriate quality case management records either electronically and/or in manually written case files

Project Co-ordinators are required to have experience of working directly with adult young persons or similar client groups (youth justice), a knowledge of the factors that lead to social exclusion, anti-social behaviour, offending by people and a working knowledge of criminal justice agencies & related partners.

For further details on the role and to apply download the following documents:

Diversionary Job Description August 2019 Telford

Diversionary Job Description August 2019 Worcs

YSS Application form

YSS Safeguarding declaration form

YSS Equal opportunities form

YSS Guidance notes for applicants

To apply, send your completed application form, safeguarding declaration form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] or to HR, YSS, Polysec House, Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ to arrive no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019. Interviews: Wednesday 11 September 2019 –Telford. Thursday 12 September 2019 - Worcester. 

Job title: 

Project Co-ordinator/Key Worker, Steer Clear

Salary: 

£20,013.70 per annum

Hours: 

37 per week

Contract:

Fixed term until 31 March 2020 

Base:

YSS Telford working across Shropshire and Telford

Steer Clear provides 1:1 support to referred 10-24 year olds, in, or at risk of being involved in child criminal exploitation (CCE) across Shropshire. Criminal exploitation is not a new issue, and like sexual exploitation, is a child protection issue that has existed for a long time, however what is new is the emerging recognition of the impact and risk of harm to the child as a result of how they are being trafficked and exploited. Criminal exploitation interlinks with a number of multiple vulnerabilities and offences including the child being exposed to and/or victim of physical and emotional violence, neglect, sexual abuse and exploitation, modern day slavery and human trafficking, domestic abuse and missing episodes. Steer Clear also has an emphasis on addressing local knife crime.

Steer Clear will provide a targeted intervention to stop young people across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin from getting involved in/committing serious violent offences through criminal exploitation. It aims to builds resilience in young people through a trauma informed, protective behaviours approach; supporting them into making positive choices, improving their critical thinking skills, and providing healthy, stable and supportive frameworks.

Steer Clear will use a community based, 1:1 keyworker/volunteer mentor model for those young people aged between 10- 24 years. Using either the Teen Star or Criminal Justice Outcome Star (training will be provided), as well as incorporating our YSS Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) checklist, a support plan will be produced and reviewed to ensure appropriate outcomes are worked towards, achieved and formally recorded.

Project Co-ordinators’ manage a caseload of young adults.  It is anticipated that they will have an ongoing active case load of up to 12-14 young adults (which includes active mentoring cases). This may also include support to family members where appropriate.

Project Co-ordinators’ help the young person to decide what activities they want to be involved in and what outcomes they want to achieve e.g. better social relationships, improved educational attainment, addressing health concerns. They will assist, support, source and signpost the young adult to any identified positive activities - e.g. learning to swim, joining a library, attending a health clinic.

For further details on the role and to apply download the following documents:

Steer Clear Project Co-ordinator Job Person Spec July 19

YSS Application form

YSS Safeguarding declaration form

YSS Equal opportunities form

YSS Guidance notes for applicants

To apply, send your completed application form, safeguarding declaration form and equal opportunities form to [email protected] or to HR, YSS, Polysec House, Blackpole Trading Estate West, Worcester, WR3 8TJ to arrive no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interviews:  Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Telford.

 

 

All successful applicants to YSS are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring (DBS)check appropriate to the role.

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