CARE Boys and Young Mens Worker - Working for Essex
Salary: £26,855.58pa progressing to £29,840.10pa
Closing date: 21 Oct 2022
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9178
Role: Social Care
About the role

CARE Boys and Young Mens Worker

Permanent, Full Time

£26,855.58pa progressing to £29,840.10pa

Location: Countywide

Closing Date: 21st October 2022

Essex County Council are delighted to be supporting The Children’s Society to recruit to this role. For more information and to apply please click here.

The Opportunity

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support young people when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for young people, every step of the way.

We wish to recruit a new role to join our CARE (Child At Risk of Exploitation) project, to provide support to children and young people affected by exploitation in Essex, building our expertise and evidence base for working with boys and young men. The person appointed will build local professionals understanding of male victims and perpetrators and the responses to them to ensure they receive the support they need. They will also seek to improve the numbers of boys & young men accessing services.

The Boys and Young Men's worker will work with statutory partners managing victims of exploitation and to offer consultation and support, collaborating with services to change systems that prevent children being safeguarded.

The practitioner will work closely with the teams in Essex, providing one-to-one and group work, training for professionals, and developing our practice for young people/boys and young men at risk.

To be successful for this role:

  • You will have substantial experience in working with vulnerable young people and their families either in a paid or unpaid capacity.
  • You will have experience of carrying out individual and group work interventions with young people, adults, and families
  • You will need extensive experience of working in multi-agency partnerships, alongside both statutory & voluntary agencies.
  • You will have experience in using Microsoft Office Applications and other relevant data systems.
  • As well as a strong commitment to your development, we offer a generous holiday entitlement, a contributory stakeholder pension, childcare vouchers, and flexible working.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make young people’s lives happier and safer.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Candidates applying for work in our Children and Young People Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history" form, which will be emailed to shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 28th September, however we reserve the right to close this vacancy if enough applications are received.

Interviews are planned for the 12th & 13th October 2022.

For more information and to apply please click here. Please note, applications made via the Essex County Councils careers site will not be accepted.