Senior Sessional Worker - Youth Offending Service
About the Trust:
Sandwell's Youth Offending Service has been praised by government inspectors and received an overall rating of "Good" following their recent visit to the service. The report praises the Youth Offending Service, part of Sandwell Children's Trust, for their culture of 'innovation and creativity' when dealing with young people and their families.
In the Trust we are transforming the way we do things and we want to strengthen our teams to enable us to provide intervention and preventative solutions for the families we work with. We have the freedom to make quick decisions that matter the most, resulting in the best possible outcomes.
We believe in providing the best possible work environment and opportunities for our staff, where together with an inspirational leadership team we strive to serve our purpose of improving the lives of children and young people.
Fixed term contract until February 2020
Minimum of 4 hours per week
Closing date: 25th January 2019
We are currently looking for a Senior Sessional Worker who will be required to:
• Lead the session e.g. managing discipline and compliance during the session, as well as ensuring
timings are adhered to.
• Be responsible for ensuring on call system is contacted where issues would dictate.
• Direct sessional staff and young people in relation to the outcomes for the sessions and ensuring they are
• Be responsible for keys, phones and money for sessions.
• Motivate staff and young people.
• Liaise with the Reparation Co-ordinator in relation to session objectives and completion of these
• Report all issues and concerns to the Reparation Co-ordinator following the session.
• Provide written reports to the Reparation Coordinator, detailing the session (attendance, session updates,
positives and negative).
• Work weekends and bank holidays. There is also an expectation that Senior Sessional Workers will have
availability to work over festive periods e.g. Easter, Christmas and New Year as and when required.
• To transport young people around the borough and of Sandwell.
• Supervise young people, either on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups whilst undertaking activities as part of
their Court Order or Out of Court Disposal.
• To be involved in activities with young people for the purpose of completing project objectives.
• To accurately record all work undertook with young people and report to an identified YOT Officer.
No qualifications are needed for this post but specific skills or areas of expertise such as landscaping, carpentry, horticulture, bricklaying arts and crafts, coaching, mentoring, etc is required.
You must have the:
• Ability to supervise and motivate staff and young people to achieve set objectives.
• Ability to be a team player and work alongside team.
• Ability to accurately record information and report back to designated lead.
• Experience of supervising people is essential.
• Experience of working directly with challenging young people in a variety of settings is essential.
• Experience in the supervision of young people in small groups is essential.
• Experience in dealing with challenging behaviour is essential.
• Experience of supervising reparation sessions.
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Aneshah Gordon, Team Manager on 0121 569 2204.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.