13 April 2018

Case Responsible Officer (NEET Work)

Case Responsible Officer (NEET Work)

Location: - Cheltenham  with travel to other offices across the Country.

Salary: £29,944 pro rata

Part Time (3.5 days per week – flexible) / Permanent

Closing date: 27/04/2018

 

 

  • To engage, assess, plan, implement and review 1:1 or group interventions with young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
  • To provide professional advice and guidance to support young people in making appropriate education, training or employment choices.
  • To advocate with learning providers and employers on behalf of young people for work placements, training, apprenticeships and employment.
  • To track and monitor young people at risk of becoming NEET, liaising with appropriate providers and ensuring support is provided as appropriate.
  • To advise on financial support to young people including working with Job Centre Plus to ensure benefits can be accessed and paid in line with current guidance.
  • To support young people with their plans and to ensure that swift and appropriate action is taken to ensure positive and sustained progression is achieved as soon as possible.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of young people using an appropriate assessment process including the analysis and assessment of risk within a required time frame
  • Manage and maintain a caseload and be responsible for ensuring their needs are assessed and effective interventions and programmes are in place
  • Lead in the development and implementation of agreed intervention plans for young people
  • Design, manage and deliver interventions to young people (one to one & group in the home, community and educational
  • Undertake regular reviews of intervention plans and identify progress and gaps or changes required to assist transition
  • Work with a range of partners to deliver effective services and negotiate and agree working Partnership Agreements and/or SLAs with employers, education providers, VCS and health service as required
  • Effectively manage competing priorities and workload including meeting required quality standards and statutory responsibilities as required
  • Attend regular supervision, team development days and contribute to the development of plans, practice guidelines and policies as necessary 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of work using appropriate database systems in order to assess service effectiveness in meeting performance indicators and targets
  • Participate in a service that operates out of hours and out of office and at times and places designed to engage with young people
  • Remain aware of developments locally and nationally in terms of policy and practice

 

Person Specification:

 

  • Qualification – NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance or LDSS or equivalent.
  • Hold a current, full driving licence which is valid for driving in the UK
  • Be able to work outside of normal office hours; this is a 9 til 9 service
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Experience in Youth Work, Social Care, Family support, Youth Offending, Connexions, IAG
  • Experience of working with young people, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion
  • Experience of undertaking thorough assessment of needs and risks and the development and implementation of suitable plans/interventions in response to need
  • Experience of partnership working and development of multi-disciplinary approaches to work with young people
  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation that impacts on vulnerable young people and ability to interpret and apply information
  • Experience of working in informal arenas and being accountable for decisions and actions
  • Work under your own initiative and take responsibility for decisions taken
  • Ability to plan, assess and evaluate work undertaken
  • Accurate, timely record keeping and ability to produce written reports
  • Ability to involve young people in the design and delivery of services, interventions and programmes families
  • Ability to develop programmes/interventions designed to engage young people
  • Practical skills/interests in relevant areas such as art, music, crafts, mechanics, woodwork , cookery
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with children and young people
  • Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations and people
  • Able to meet deadlines

 

Please send a copy of your up to date CV to Karen.Smyth@cfappointments.com

 

By applying for this role, you are agreeing to your CV being held on our database, stored confidentially and securely. Your CV will be used and kept only to provide the recruitment services you have requested from us , we will only send your details to clients once discussed with you and your data will not be shared with any other third party. You can ask for the deletion or correction of your data, or to opt out of this service at any point by informing CFA. Email info@cfappointment.com

 

 

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