Youth Worker - Wraparound Team
About Us and The Role
Join our new team and help shape a child’s life
We are looking for Youth Workers to join a multi-disciplinary team to support foster families in caring for our children.
Foster carers play an essential parenting role in the lives of the children they are looking after, offering love, support and nurture on a daily basis. We are committed to supporting our carers and children to ensure that they have timely and meaningful support. There will be times when families face challenges that can result in the risk of placements breaking down and we want to do all that we can to prevent this.
Placement stability is essential for our children and our carers may need immediate and planned support when things feel harder than usual.
Who are we looking for .. Youth Workers who are restorative in their practice and can support children to remain with their foster carers, or if a move is essential, it is a planned and support is offered during the child’s transition to another foster carer or a family member. Your role will also involve helping children step down from residential.
We want to provide practical and emotional support to children and their carers and support families through direct work intervention, incorporating holistic support from multi agencies to stabilise and support families.
We need individuals who can be flexible, who are creative, imaginative in offering support packages.
If you share our passion, have energy, can form good relationships with both children and carers we would love to hear from you.
These are one-year fixed term roles. If you’re an existing employee and want to be considered on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager before applying.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For information about the role please contact: Tracy Avill email@example.com or Matt Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 26th July 2021
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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.