Do you have the skills to engage with young people in a non-discriminatory, non judgemental and inclusive way? Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of young people, their families and the wider community; to help prevent offending and re-offending?
Coventry Youth Offending Service is a multi-disciplinary team, based in the city centre. The service works with young people aged 10 – 17 years who are known to the Criminal Justice System; either on Out of Court Disposals or Court Orders. We work closely with a range of external agencies; statutory, 3rd sector and voluntary, in order to deliver an integrated service to the young people and their families.
We are looking for sessional workers who have experience (paid or voluntary) of working with young people. You would work alongside Case Managers and Youth Support Officers to deliver a range of Interventions, either on a small group or individual basis (depending on the young person’s needs). These can include reparation (community payback), offence specific programmes or other agreed activities and interventions. You would help evaluate sessions and the outcomes achieved by the young people.
Activities can take place at a range of sites across the city (Broadgate House, Youth Centres, Coventry Foodbank etc).
Although training will be provided, some knowledge of data protection, confidentiality, safeguarding and the criminal justice system would be desirable.
Sessional Workers are employed on an ‘as and when needed’ basis. This can include week-days, early evenings, Saturdays and bank holidays.
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf