Project Worker - Missing
Fixed Term contract until 31 March 2020 with possibility of extension.
37 hours per week
£22,929 per annum
The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support.
We are currently looking for an engaging and enthusiastic practitioner to join our dynamic, ambitious team.
A key part of this role will be your ability to deliver the work of SCARPA thereby ensuring that children and young people at risk of, or involved in going missing or child sexual exploitation (CSE) receive support, information, and services to meet their needs.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
-Substantial relevant experience in working with children and young people at risk, from diverse backgrounds
-Experience of supporting people who are dealing with complex and sensitive issues.
-A relevant professional qualification e.g. diploma in social work, certificate in youth and community work, or related NVQ
-Knowledge and experience of methods in building positive relationships with children and young people
-Awareness of issues effecting young people who go missing, and the associated risks they are exposed to
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 children's lives happier and safer.
Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.
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 CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 8th August 2019.
Interviews will be held on 15th August 2019.