Job Title:

Project Co-ordinator

Salary:

£20,013.70 per annum (pro-rata)

Hours:

18.5 hours

Contract:

Fixed term to 31 March 2020

Base:

Hereford

 

YSS have been successful in securing funding from the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver Diversionary Services. The services (ARC and Divert) provide 1:1 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:

Project Co-ordinator JD Diversionary services Oct 2019

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 9.00 am on Thursday 7 November 2019

Interviews:

Friday 15 November 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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