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.
This post is fixed term for 12 months.
Hours: 4 hours per week
Closing date: 25th January 2019
We are currently looking for Sessional Workers who will be required to:
- Assist in the delivery of intervention/reparation packages for young offenders
- Support in the facilitation of group work
- Escort young people around the borough of Sandwell
- Be involved in activities with young people for the purpose of completing project objectives
- 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
- 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 motivate young people to achieve set objectives
- Ability to work alongside two other sessional workers to achieve the objectives of the session
- Ability to accurately record information and work undertaken with all young people
- 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.
For an informal discussion please contact Aneshah Gordon, Team Manager on 0121 569 2204.
An enhanced DBS is required for this role.
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.Supporting documents